Mr. Jack Lendon Phillips, 87, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Lancaster Convalescent Center. He was born March 25, 1925, in Lancaster and was a son of the late Dock Franklin Phillips and Mabel Phillips Phillips and was the husband of Doris Ghent Phillips. Phillips served in the U.S. Navy and worked overseas for many years with the Arabian American Oil Co. After returning to the U.S., he worked for WTVI in Charlotte as an electrical engineer until retiring. After retirement, he volunteered for Springs Memorial Hospital installing lifeline equipment all over the county. At the age of 50, he also became an avid runner and spent many hours at the local track. Mr. Phillips is survived by his wife, Doris Ghent Phillips; two daughters, Carol P. Lyerly and her husband, Kenneth, of Cumming, Ga., and Laura P. Russell and her husband, Scott, of Fort Lawn; a sister, Betty P. Clough and her husband, Pete, of Lancaster; five grandchildren, Abe, Garth, Philip and Colin Lyerly and Heather P. Huitron and her husband, Matt; seven great-grandchildren, Ken Lyerly IV, Dylan, Reid, Anna, Avery and Kate Lyerly and Colby Huitron; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by six brothers, Baxter, Melvin, Elmer, James, Fred and Bob Phillips; and a sister, Gladys P. Young. The celebration of life funeral service for Mr. Phillips will be 2 p.m. today, Feb. 8, at The Chapel of Hartley-Burgess Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev. Tim Anderson. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park. The family of Mr. Phillips will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and the family suggests memorials to Immanuel Baptist Church, 1152 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720. An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.hartleyburgess.com. Hartley-Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory of Lancaster (803-283-2100) is caring for the family of Mr. Phillips.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Feb. 8, 2013