Bobby Eugene Phillips, Sr., 77, of Comanche died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Oklahoma City.
A funeral service is planned for Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Calvary Temple in Cyril, with Pastor Lynn Parkhurst officiating and Pastor Kip Ackley assisting. Burial will follow in Celestial Gardens Cemetery in Cyril under the direction of Cyril Funeral Home.
Bobby was born Nov. 4, 1935, in Hoover, Texas, to Marcus and Lillie O’Dessa (Britt) Phillips. He married the former Billie Lorraine Medley in May of 1953. To this union, three children were born. Bobby and Billie were married for 38 years. Bobby worked in the oil field his entire life. During his career, he received many awards and commendations. He retired as a supervisor with Texaco in 1990, but continued to work as a contractor with various energy companies until his death.
Bobby married the former Brenda Susan Jennings on Oct. 29, 1992, in Las Vegas, Nev. He enjoyed playing pool with his friends. He played guitar and sang, and he loved cats. His greatest joy was spending time with his loving family.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Jeffry Eary; a son-in-law, Roger Eary; three brothers, Edward Phillips, Thurman Phillips and Marcus Phillips; and a sister, Effie Irene Davidson.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby, Jr. (Sonny) and Shirley Phillips of Bray; two daughters and a son-in-law, Marsha and Terry Dennis of Marlow, and Marla Eary of Cyril; three stepsons, Frank Wesley Rightmire of Meridian, Michael James Rightmire and wife Veronica, and David Wayne Rightmire and wife Kagen; 17 grandchildren, Erick Dennis and wife Lila, Kristie Ward and husband Todd, Justin Eary, Delanna Quinones and husband Gabe, Samantha Eary, Laci Camero and husband David, Shawnna Phillips, Matthew Phillips and wife Gina, Ashley Phillips, Erica Kluttz and husband Jason, Kelli Jo Rightmire, Jessica Hawkins and husband Caleb, Zachary Rightmire, Timothy Rightmire, Deidra Rightmire, Charlie Rightmire and Lilly Rightmire; 31 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ronnie Joe Phillips of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Clay Downey, Tim Rightmire, Morgan Downey, Zachary Rightmire, Gus Downey and Koval Willhoite. Honorary bearers are Erick Dennis, Matthew Phillips, Todd Ward, Charlie Rightmire and David Camero.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cyrilfh.com.
Bobby Eugene Phillips, Sr.
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Dec 18, 2012 - 3:57:09 PM
Dec 18, 2012 - 3:57:09 PM