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The family will hold a celebration of life for Murl Dean Phillips Sr., 89, of Roff at 2 p.m. Sunday at Roff City Hall.
Mr. Phillips died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2017, at his home. He was born Oct. 26, 1927, near Roff to Charles Alec and Rachel Hobgood Phillips.
He married Wanda Jean King Sept. 3, 1947. Mr. Phillips served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Japan and Korea. He also served in the U.S. National Guard. He was a mechanic and a truck driver and he also served on the Roff City Council and Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda of the home; two sons, Murl Dean Jr. and his wife, Rachel, of Stratford and Earl Gean and his wife, Allie, of Austin, Texas; a sister, Mary Lou Mays of Roff; two brothers, Charles Robert Phillips of Springer and Gene Harley Phillips of Roff; five grandchildren, Murl Dean Phillips III, Jason Wyatt Phillips, Christopher Eugene Phillips, Earl Phillips Jr. and Kimberly Dyan Phillips; and seven great-grandchildren.
Published on January 12, 2017
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