Milton A. Phillips Sr. was born Feb. 12, 1951, in Kentwood to James B. and Pauline Robinson Phillips. He died Monday, April 11, 2011, at his residence in Kentwood. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Tom Ed, Alvie and Johnny Phillips; three sisters, Gracie Dean Phillips Edward, Annie Lea Phillips Duggan and Jesse "Cordy" Phillips Stevens; two nephews, Thomas "T" Phillips and Christopher Phillips; three nieces, Helen Dean Street, Lois Mims and Helen Phillips Wascom. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Robin Trahan Phillips, formerly of Houma; daughter, Anita D. Brecheen, Kentwood; three sons, Milton A. Phillips Jr., Kentwood, Justin J. Phillips and his wife, Nicole, Osyka, Miss., and Adam Chaney, Denham Springs; six grandchildren, William D. Brecheen, Graci M., Allana B., Justin, Jr. and Camryn N. Phillips and Olivia Chaney. He worked for Karl Ott Jr. for more than 20 years in the logging business, then started boilermaking in 1997 until diagnosed with cancer in 2009. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until religious service at 2 p.m. Friday, April 15. Services conducted by Rev. Milton Kliesch. Interment Pine Ridge Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com on Apr. 12, 2011