ATLANTIC BEACH - Floyd Darrell Phillips, 75, passed away peacefully Oct. 5, 2012, at Forsythe Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
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He was a native of Gaston County, born Nov. 22, 1936, to the late Hayden M. and Beulah Hill Phillips.
He was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Donald T. Phillips and his wife Faye C. Phillips; a nephew, Charles Stroupe Phillips.
Floyd was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was a long time residence of Atlantic Beach, and he enjoyed life at the beach.
Survivors include his brothers, Jerry Phillips and wife Kazuko of Lompoc, Calif.; Jack Phillips and wife Elizabeth of Clemmons; nieces, Barbara Auten and husband Danny, Becky Gulledge and husband Curt and Tracey Peake and husband Jeff; nephew, Donnie Phillips; and several great nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Gaston Memorial Park, Dogwood I section with Pastor Dale Lawing officiating and Military Rites by Gaston County Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Condolences may be made to the family at www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com
The family is being cared for by Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Rd., Gastonia, 704-864-5144
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home
2916 Union Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette from Oct. 6 to Oct. 8, 2012