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Phillip Merwin Belote, Sr.

March 16, 1954 ~ August 4, 2018 (age 64)

Mr. Phillip Merwin “Phil” Belote, Sr., 64, husband of Tammy Louise Belote and a resident of Parksley, VA, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 with his loved ones at his side. 

Born March 16, 1954 in Nassawadox, VA, he was a son of the late Vernon Hundley Belote and Madeline Georgie Tyndall Belote.  Phil had a lifelong passion for cars, which was evident in his career and hobbies.  For many years, he worked at Chandler’s Car Corral, Inc., and in 1994, he became owner and operator of Phil’s Auto Body.  Phil was well known for his meticulous auto body skills, and he took great pride in his work.  Though there were few places he’d rather be than in his body shop, Phil also enjoyed going to car shows and never passed up an opportunity to ride around.  Without a doubt, he’d be proud to say, “I did it my way.”        

In addition to his loving wife, survivors include his three children, Phillip Merwin Belote, Jr. of Hallwood, VA, Carla Reneé Smith of Florida, and Justin Ray Belote of Parksley; stepdaughter, Tanya Brooks of Accomac; stepson, Edward Brooks of Virginia Beach, VA; sisters, Teresa Shrieves of Parksley, and Sonia Johnson and husband Phillip of Southside Chesconnessex, VA; grandchildren, Elizabeth Reneé Belote, Phillip Merwin Belote III, Hailey Jade Belote, Kevin Lee Belote, Kayla Margaret Louise Colonna, Shawn Michael Colonna, and Ethan Taylor; one niece and one nephew; and last, but not least; his two fur babies, Lady and Maxie.  Other than his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Carla Reneé Belote; sisters, Barbara Beasley and Kay Jones; and brother, Junior Belote.

Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., with The Reverend Alan Layman officiating.  Interment will follow in the Onancock Cemetery.  There will be a visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Shore Hospice, P.O. Box 616, Onley, VA 23418.

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Arrangements by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to:

Riverside Shore Hospice
P.O. Box 616, Onley VA 23418

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