William L. "Papa Les" Phillips, passed away peacefully at the Homestead of Sherman Nursing Facility on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. He was surrounded by his loving wife and family.
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Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Tommy Brandon of Crowley, Texas officiating. Services are under the direction of Dannel Funeral Home.
Les was born in Sherman, Texas on July 8, 1927 to George Phillips and Jessie Glen Elliott.
He was a graduate from Sherman High School, Class of 1946. Les married Rae Walker in Sherman in 1952 and they were married for 60 wonderful years. From this union they were blessed with three sons.
Les served proudly in the United States Air Force for 12 years, part of that time spent during the Korean War.
He was employed as a fireman, prior to retirement, for the Civil Service at Perrin Field until their closing.
Woodworking was a hobby that Les enjoyed as well as spending time with his grandchildren.
William was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Rae of Sherman, sons Mike Phillips and wife Kathy of McKinney, Texas, David Phillips and wife Cindi of Crowley, Texas, Steven Phillips and wife Debra of Allen, Texas, daughter-in-law Sandra Phillips, other family members; Jason and Jennifer Vickers, Mark and Jill Collum, Matt and Julia Burke, Lauren Phillips, Andrew Phillips. Also, Lauren, Walker, Logan, Emma, Morgan, Maci and Emmy.
For online condolences, please sign the guestbook at www.dannelfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat on February 27, 2013