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Bill Phillips

January 26, 1938 ~ April 12, 2017 (age 79)

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Memorial Service
April 14, 2017

3:00 PM
Williams-Parksley Funeral Home
25046 Parksley Road
Parksley, VA 23417

Mr. William L. “Bill” Phillips, 79, a resident of Parksley, VA, passed away peacefully into the arms of his beloved late wife of fifty-nine years, Mary Alice Parks “Mert” Phillips, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Born January 26, 1938 in Muttonhunk, VA, he was the only child of the late F. Thomas “Tom” Phillips and Louise Justice Mears.  Following high school, Bill served his country in the United States Army.  He worked as a poultry farmer for the former Holly Farms and the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office, retiring in 2000.  Bill was a longtime member of the Parksley Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Central Lodge No. 300, A.F. & A.M., recently receiving his fifty-year pin, and was always working on wood project, or two, in his shop.  The phrase “family man” was meant for Bill Phillips.  There was nothing more important to him than spending time with those he loved and there was nothing he wouldn’t do for them, especially when it came to his granddaughters, who were his world.         

Bill is survived by his loving sons and daughter-in-law, William Thomas “Tommy” Phillips of Virginia Beach, VA, and Parks Phillips and wife Donna of Parksley; and his two adoring granddaughters, Karrie E. Phillips and Jessica E. Bonniwell and husband Jeremy, all of Parksley.

A memorial service will be conducted from the chapel of the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Sam Welch officiating.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorial donations may be made to the Parksley Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 14, Parksley, VA 23421, or to Karrie Kares Foodbank Charity (payable to ESFB), PO Box 518, Onley, VA 23418.

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Arrangements by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Parksley Volunteer Fire Company
P.O. Box 14, Parksley VA 23421
Tel: 1-757-665-6977

Karrie Kares Foodbank Charity (Payable to ESFB)
P.O. Box 518, Onley VA 23418

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