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William Cleveland Phillips, Jr

d. February 28, 2022

Junior Phillips, 77, of Siler City, went to his heavenly home on Monday, February 28, 2022 at UNC Hospital.

Mr. Phillips was born in Chatham County on October, 30, 1944, the son of William C. Phillips, Sr. and Lydia Thomas Phillips.

William was a proud US Army Veteran. He was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, and attended  Life Springs Church in Sanford, and spent his working years as a self employed carpenter. William loved being outside, hunting, fishing and spending time in his garden. He was a beloved family man, and cherished his grandchildren. William spent years coaching baseball. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Keith Phillips; and sister, Janet K. Bennett.

He is survived by his sons, Chris Phillips and wife Amanda,  Daren Phillips and wife Heather, both of Siler City, and Lynn Wood and wife Ashley of West End; daughter, Lauren Baker and husband Jay of Sanford;  8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, March 4, 2022, at Life Springs Church, 3215 Keller Andrews Rd., Sanford with Pastor Shane Wilson officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Phillips family.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Friday, March 4, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm

Life Springs Church of Sanford

3215 Keller-Andrews Rd, Sanford, NC 27330

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