Grady Phillips QUITAQUE- Graveside Services for Grady Phillips, 81, of Quitaque will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday January 29, 2013 at East Mound Cemetery in Matador, Texas with Patrick Adair officiating. Visitation will be held Monday January 28, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Zapata Funeral Home in Matador. Grady passed away January 26, 2013 at Mangold Memorial Hospital in Lockney, Texas. He was born on June 30, 1931 in Lorenzo, Texas to Hosea and Cecil Moore Phillips. He graduated from Motley County High School and went to the United States Marines Corps on January 16, 1952 and was Honorably Discharged on January 15, 1954. He was stationed at Fort Chicago in California. He was a military policeman. Grady married Jean Partridge on August 15, 1957 in Carlsbad, N.M. Grady retired from the Texas Highway Department. He is survived by his daughters, Kay Skinner and husband Walter of Quitaque and Kim Phillips of Krum, Texas; two granddaughters, Lacey Herrell, husband Rusty and son, Elliot of Carlsbad, N.M., and Alexandra Skinner of Lubbock; and one brother, Bill Phillips of Lubbock. Grady was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; brothers, Bobby and Johnny Phillips; and a sister, Ruby Brown. The family asks that memorials be made to the Hospice Hands of West Texas P.O. Box 1118 Lockney, TX 79241.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 29, 2013