COUDERSPORT - Robert W. "Bob" "Bung" Phillips, 80, of Coudersport, passed away peacefully in his home to be with his beloved wife and the Lord on Tuesday (Oct. 9, 2012) after a short illness, with his loving family at his side.
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Born Sept. 18, 1932, in Alma, N.Y., he was a son of Homer and Lucy Woodruff Phillips. On Sept. 1, 1952, in Coudersport, he married Patricia Ann Lyons, who passed away on April 28, 2006.
He attended Coudersport schools. Mr. Phillips was the owner of Allegany Auto and Truck Repair in Coudersport.
A longtime resident of Coudersport, he had previously resided in Austin.
Mr. Phillips was a member of the Coudersport Alliance Church. He was a former member of Eulalia Lodge # 342 F&AM in Coudersport. He was an avid hunter, camper and enjoyed traveling to Florida, where he loved spending time with his "sunshine gang friends" at Daytona Beach. He loved to sing and play his guitar. He loved his beagles and his granddogs, "Runtser," "DumDum," "Zoey" and "Chief."
Surviving are four children, Kathy P. "Mona" (Craig) Cobb of Coudersport, Rick D. (Bonnie) Phillips of Lakeland, Fla., Pam J. (Carl) Sprouse of Coudersport and Lori A. (Jay) Buchanan of Shinglehouse; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; five stepgreat-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Harold Phillips of Port Allegany, Richard (Geanie) Phillips of La Vergne, Tenn., and Ted (Lana) Phillips of Wellsville, N.Y.; one sister, Ginger Perry of Salamanca, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by one son, Michael Phillips; one daughter, Debra Jean Phillips; one great-granddaughter, Adara Lynn Cobb; and several brothers and sisters.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Coudersport Alliance Church, Alliance Avenue, Coudersport, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Bernard Knefley, pastor, and Pastor Sam Crossley, Care pastor, co-officiating. Burial will be in Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
, 3544 North Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110; the Patterson Cancer Center, 1001 East Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915; or the Coudersport Alliance Church Music Fund, Alliance Avenue, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
A fond memory of Robert may be expressed at www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home
118 South Union St.
Shinglehouse, PA 16748
Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 11 to Oct. 17, 2012