Clair M. Phillips © Published in Enid, OK. News Thursday, January 25, 2007 Submitted by: Sylva Rhodes
The funeral for Clair M. Phillips, 85, of Aline, will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church, Aline. The Rev. Polly Young will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery southwest of Aline. Arrangements are by Wentworth Mortuary, Carmen.
He was born Aug. 18, 1921, in Woods County to Orville and Beuda Wyman Phillips and died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at his home.
He lived in Aline where he graduated from high school in 1941. He entered the Army Air Corps Sept. 17, 1942, serving as a corporal in the 9th Air Force in European and Mediterranean theaters. He was a parachute rigger stationed in Sicily, England, France, Belgium and Germany, and was discharged Sept. 26, 1945, at Camp Chaffee, Ark.
He married Virginia Kirkendall May 4, 1952, in Carmen. They made their home and farmed near Aline. They were members of First Christian Church where he taught Sunday school and was a board member and elder. He also served on the school board.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia of the home in rural Aline; one daughter, Toni Munn of Cleo Springs; two sons, Douglas of Aline, and Rob of Cleo Springs; one brother, Johnny Phillips of Cottonwood, Calif.; two sisters, Vera Williamson of Crescent, and Orvilla Biddy O’Bannon of Anderson, Calif.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three children.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home, P.O. Box 308, Carmen, OK 73726 to Aline First Christian Church or Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
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