Lawrence W. "Larry" Phillips, 80, of 132 Constitution Ave, passed away Thursday (Nov. 19, 2015) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born April 30, 1935, in Bradford, he was the son of the late Walter T. and Mary R. Smyers Phillips.
He enlisted in the United States Navy on June 5, 1952 in Olean, N.Y., and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged Dec. 3, 1954 in Bainbridge, Md.
On May 28, 1972, in Bradford, he married Betty Lou Gustafson Phillips, who died June 30, 2009.
Mr. Phillips had worked for Chamberlain Sales in Bradford and Warren from 1962 to 1969. He then worked for South Penn Oil as general manager in Foster Brook from 1968 to 1999. In 2000 he started as a salesman for Sandberg Oil Co., retiring only recently because of his health.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Bradford Moose Lodge, the Eagles Club, the VFW and the Italian Club.
Surviving are two children, a daughter, Lori (Charles) Charnisky of Bradford; a son, Jeff (Mary) Phillips of Warren; four grandchildren, Sarah Phillips, Meghan (husband Chris) Phillips-Sayers, Nick Zimmerman and Kristina Zimmerman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one son, Robert "Bobby" Phillips, who died June 30, 2004.
Friends will be received from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 East Main St. At 5 p.m., a memorial service will be held with the Rev. Seth McClymonds Jr., pastor of the First United Methodist, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Bradford Hospital Foundation % Mitchell-Tertinek Hospice Room, 1223 East Main St., Bradford, PA 16701 or McKean County SPCA, PO Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 21 to Nov. 27, 2015