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Carl Phillips

December 14, 1929 — June 27, 2017

Carl A. Phillips 87, of Greenville passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Greenville.

Carl was born in Amarillo, TX on December 14, 1929 to William A. and Vera Jones Phillips. He married Carol Lee Bliss in 1955 she preceded him in death on May 15, 1975. He later married Peggy May McKenzie on August 2, 1979 in Desoto, MO, she survives. Carl served in the Marine Corp. during WWII, he was a retired Teamster truck driver and a member of the First Assembly of God.

Those left to cherish his memory are son, Kermit "Bob" Phillips and wife, Mabel; step-sons, Jeffrey McKenzie and wife, Paula, Russell McKenzie and wife, Dawn; grandchildren Matthew Phillips, Elaine Phillips Skinner (Jerrod), Eric McKenzie (Lacey), Kadee McKenzie (Tyler McGinnis), Josh McKenzie, Jerrel McKenzie, Jerred McKenzie (Mariecip), Joel McKenzie; great-grandchildren Colson Phillips, Riley Skinner, Asher Skinner, Tabitha Skinner, Caedan McKenzie, Gage McKenzie, Aspen McKenzie, Memphis McKenzie, Israel McKenzie, Isaiah McKenzie, Rylan McKenzie, Jaykob McKenzie, Mattie McKenzie, Jaidalyn McKenzie, Jeremiah McKenzie; sisters, Jean Phillips and Freda Craft.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Orilla Ingram; and brother, Stanley Phillips.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am Friday, June 30, 2017 at the First Assembly of God in Greenville with Pastor Brent Grissom officiating. An interment will be at 2:00 pm at Grove Hill Cemetery with Matt Phillips, Eric McKenzie, Jerrel McKenzie, Jerred McKenzie, Joel McKenzie, and Josh McKenzie serving as pallbearers. A visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Peters Funeral Home.

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