Wilba Mack Phillippe (69 - )

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Wilba Mack Phillippe, 88, husband of 69 years to Freda Adams Phillippe, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at his residence in Kings Mountain.

Mack was born Thursday, Oct 20, 1927, in Casey County. He was the son of the late Wiliam and Clatie (Owens) Phillippe. Mack was a loving, caring, Christian husband, father and loved all his grandchildren with a passion.

Mack spent his working years as a farmer. Mack worked at Farmers Tobacco Warehouse in Danville for 50 years. He was also a former employee of Douglas in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mack loved his church. He was a member of Pond Baptist Church, where he served as song leader, for 48 years, Sunday School teacher, training union director and also served on the board of Lincoln County Baptist Association. Mack was an avid sports fan. He went to as many of his grandchildren's sports events he could. He even followed the Casey County Rebels when he didn't have a family member playing. His television was always on a sports channel.

In addition to his wife; he is survived by two sons, William (Pamela) Phillippe of Florida and David (Susan Richardson) Phillippe of Russell Springs; a daughter, Patricia (Mike) Richardson of Liberty; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a special angel on Earth, Barbara (Sis) Tucker of Walltown; two brothers, Murrell (Reba) Phillippe of Walltown, and Earl (May) Phillippe of Indiana; and a sister, Opal (Phillippe) Ellison of Indiana.

In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Richardson; brothers, Hobert, Ted, J.T., Joe, Hayden and Paul; and two sisters, Lucille and Pearl.

A Visitation will be held 6 to 9 p.m Monday, Aug. 22, at Barnett, Demrow & Friend Funeral Home in Waynesburg. A Second Visitation is from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Pond Baptist Church.

The funeral is at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with Brothers Wayne Stephens and Joe Hixson officiating. Burial follows in KP Hall Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Travis Phillippe, Ryan Phillippe, Branden Phillippe, Mikey Richardson, Joe Martindill, Shannon Fisher, Mike Richardson and Gaius Dean. Honorary pallbearers are Letitia Dean, Angela Fisher, Kristen Fisher, Kaitlynne Fisher, Justin Kingston, Kinlee Kingston, Chase Dean, Olivia Dean, Alexis Phillippe, Aleah Phillippe, Miranda Martindill, Mariah Richardson Mason Richardson, Mackenzie Richardson and Adeline Richardson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pond Baptist Church, 2895 Pond School Road, Kings Mountain, KY 40442 or KP Hall Cemetery Fund, 5350 KY Hwy 501, Kings Mountain.

Barnett, Demrow & Friend Funeral Home in Waynesburg is entrusted with Mack's arrangements.

For the guest book, go to www.friendfuneralhomes.com.

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Published in The Casey County News on Aug. 24, 2016