Larry Phillips (1927 - 2014)

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Salisbury-Larry B. Phillips, 86, of Salisbury, died Friday, August 15. Born in Delmar, DE on September 19, 1927, he was the son of the late William Larry Phillips and India Twilley Phillips.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Norma Lee Dashiell Phillips; his children: Bryan Phillips (Susan) of Salisbury, Diane Bradley (Louis) of West Palm Beach, FL, and Daniel Phillips (Wendy) of Montpelier, VA; six grandchildren: Brandon Phillips of Berlin, MD, Kristen Bennett of Delmar, DE and Daniel Phillips, Timothy Phillips, Elizabeth Phillips, and Mark Phillips, all of Virginia; and three great grandchildren: Matthew Bennett, Lilly Phillips, and Olivia Bennett. He is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Howard and Richard Phillips.

He was a 1945 graduate of Delmar High School and graduated from Beacom College in 1947. He served with the US Army from 1950-1952 receiving an honorary discharge as SFC. In 1983, he retired as President and Manager of W.F. Messick Ice Company and later worked part-time positions with Salisbury Automotive, Brooks Courier, and Bounds Funeral Home. He was a 49 year member of Trinity United Methodist Church and served in various roles including Finance Chairman, Chairman of the Administrative Board, President of Trustees, Head Usher, and member/breakfast cook for the Methodist Men. He was a 57 year member and past president of the Fruitland Lion's Club where he was a Melvin Jones award recipient. He was a member and past chairman of the Mid Atlantic Ice Association, past president of Prince Street PTA where he was given honorary life membership, and a member of Delmarva Poultry Industry. When he was able, Larry enjoyed fishing every Thursday.

A funeral service officiated by Reverend Dale Vroman will be held Monday at 1 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church (113 Board Street, Salisbury) where friends may call one hour prior to the service. A visitation will take place Sunday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Bounds Funeral Home on East Main Street in Salisbury. A private interment will be held in St. Peter's Cemetery in Oriole at a later date.

Should friends desire to make donations in his memory, the family suggests Trinity United Methodist Church, 112 High Street, Salisbury, MD 21801, Fruitland Lion's Club, 1704 Mt. Hermon Road, Salisbury, MD 21804, or the .

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Published in The Daily Times from Aug. 16 to Aug. 18, 2014
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