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Charles Leo "Chuck" Phillips, 77, passed away peacefully at his home in Daytona Beach, Florida on November 6, 2012. Chuck was born March 15, 1935 in Barberville, Florida to the late Oren Phillips and Minnie Peterson Phillips-Boyette. He was a native of Palatka but resided in Daytona Beach for the last 40 years of his life. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy. As an avid NASCAR fan, race car driver and mechanic, his love for racing was second only to his love for his family. He was a loving, caring and kind gentleman with a giant-size heart. He was a good, hardworking person who took great pride in his work. Surviving family includes two sons and daughters-in-law Leroy (Angela), and Randy (Jennifer); five daughters Peggy Nicholson, Wendy Johnston, Pamela Collins, Shelly Pierce and Angela Sanders. He is also survived by four sisters Marie Johns, Diane Barnes, Juanita Long and Jackie Morgan; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Chuck was also preceded in death by one brother, Billy Phillips and one sister Lou Yeomans. Funeral services will be held November 19, 2012 11:00 am at Emporia Baptist Church, 403 Emporia Rd., Pierson, FL 32180 with Pastor Jim McMaster officiating. The family kindly asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Victory Junction Gang Camp for Children, 4500 Adam's Way, Randleman, NC 27317 or Women's Auxiliary of Motorsports, 41 Odell School Road Suite K, Concord, NC 28027. Condolences may be shared with the family online at Arrangements are under the care and trust of Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 548 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, FL


Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Nov. 14, 2012
Charles L. Phillips
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