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William “Eugene” Phillips, age 80, of Muncie, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Born in Stearns, Kentucky, on July 8, 1937, he was the son of the late Luther and Ethel (Crisp) Phillips.  He married the love of his life, Debbie (Price) Phillips on June 15, 1981.

Eugene had been a factory worker at Warner Gear and served in the U.S. Army from 1964 -1968 and was a member of the Bethel United Baptist Church.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going on cruises, travelling and most of all spending time with his family.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, William Ronnie Phillips, three brothers: Alonzo Phillips, Luther Phillips, Jr., and Carlos Phillips; six sisters; Dora Adkins, Laura Jane King, Pat Phillips, Imogene Pryor, Zora Meyers and Cora Mickey Maxwell.

Surviving family include his wife of 37 years, Deborah (Price) Phillips; three sons: John Wayne Phillips, Rocky Dale Johnson (Amy), and Johnny Presley Johnson (Jennifer); four daughters; Deborah June Phillips, Jeanie Lambe (Brad), Kathy Davis (Robbie) and Lorie Polito (Efrin); two brothers; Wayne Phillips (Patsy), Blaine Phillips (Kathy), one sister; Clotine Clark (Winfred); sister-in-law; Julie Phillips, 18 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held  Monday, July 2nd at Pine Knot Funeral Home from to at 7 pm. with Bro. Darren Kidd officiating.  A a gathering of family and friends at the family home place was at 10:00 a.m. followed by graveside services  at 11:00am on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Mt View Cemetery in Stearns, Kentucky.  

Pine Knot Funeral Home assisted the family with funeral arrangements.


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I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and found
great comfort in the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 - "The Sovereign Lord will
swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces." Also at
Revelation 21 verse 4 we find God's promise to remove both pain and death.
For more comfort, I turn to the website at: www.jw.org (Search: Comfort)

Dennis Mathewson Jun 30 2018 12:00 AM

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