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Vernon Richard Phillips
Born on Aug. 29, 1929
Departed on Mar. 18, 2013 and resided in Edgewood, TX.
Visitation: Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2013
Service: Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2013
Cemetery: Oak Hill Cemetery
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Vernon Richard Phillips
Funeral services for Vernon Richard Phillips, 83, of Edgewood, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Mr. Ken Maddox officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Edgewood.

He passed away Monday afternoon, March 18, 2013, in Wills Point.

Vernon was born August 29, 1929, in the Stone Point community, the son of Richard Martin Phillips and Della Verta Brown Phillips. On September 16, 1950, he married Doris Rae Pickens in Canton. Vernon was a self-employed carpenter for many years, retiring around 1984. He also was a sweet potato farmer. Vernon enjoyed watching horse races, coon hunting, bird hunting and fishing. He was a member of Primrose Community Methodist Church south of Van.

Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Doris Rae Phillips on May 11, 2008; infant brother, Waymond Phillips; infant sister, Bettie Jo Phillips; 3 sisters, Kathlene Campbell, Jean Fansler McQueen and twin sister, LaVerne Brown and a brother, Alvin Phillips.

Vernon is survived by three sons, Richard Phillips & wife, Karen, of Edgewood, Jay Phillips, of Edgewood and Tim Phillips, of Edgewood; brother, Raymond Phillips & wife, Martha, of Lindale; two brothers-in-law, Don Pickens & wife, Vauda Rae, of Wills Point and Doug Pickens, of West Tawakoni; sister-in-law, Betty Phillips, of Grand Saline; five grandchildren, Zach Phillips, of Mesquite, Dillon Phillips, of Edgewood, Jeff Phillips & wife, Jennifer, of Rockwall, Melissa Cooper, of Edgewood and Taylor Phillips, of Canton and two great-grandchildren, Wade Cooper, of Edgewood and Sydney Phillips, of Rockwall.

Pallbearers: Zach Phillips, Dillon Phillips, Jeff Phillips and Tony Phillips.

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