Walter "Bud" C. Phillips, III, 61, of Morris, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014, unexpectedly at home.
He was the husband of Kathleen "Kathy" Phillips. Walter was born on Dec. 22, 1952, in Williamsport.
Bud was employed as a machine operator with Ward Foundry in Blossburg, for 27 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his horses, chicken barbeques and telling jokes and stories.
Bud is survived by his wife, Kathy; children, Richard (Lori) Phillips of Blossburg, Heather (Joe) Mann of Williamsport, Penny Whipple of Covington, Chad Phillips of Jersey Shore; grandchildren, Ryan, Nickolas, Alesia, Nicole, L.J., Tyler, Dakota; sisters, Carol Phillips of Morris, Yvonne Broughton of Genoa, N.Y., Alfreda (Max) Harlan of English Center, Judy Maness of Linden; brother Daryl (Amy) Phillips of Wyoming; good friends, Wiley and Karen Vail, Richard and Charity Heatley, Rick and Anna Mae Fabian; in-laws, Dortha Webster; sisters-in-law, Shirley (Rich) Welch, Sandy (Pat) Pfiefer, Robin Pratt, Deanna Weber, Shaun Johnson, Kris Johnson; brother-in-law, Ronald Tomlinson; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, good friends and neighbors. He was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Ethel Phillips and brothers-in-law, John Maness, Howard Broughton; and a son-in-law, Lonnie Whipple, Sr.
Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours at 8 p.m., at the funeral chapel with Pastor Jeffrey Rush officating. Memorial contributions may be made in Walter's memory to the funeral chapel to assist with expenses. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Morris. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com