Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 9, 2009

IRONTON — Charles “Jack” Francis Phillips, 89 of Decatur, passed away May 8, 2009, at a local health center in Ironton. The Lawrence County native was born September 8, 1919, the son of the late James Perry Phillips and Clara Bell Smith Phillips.
Mr. Phillips was raised and lived most of his life in Lawrence County and was a graduate of Decatur-Washington High School. He was a disabled United States Army World War II veteran serving on the Siegfried Line in Germany. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star, Sharp Shooter and Victory Medals. Mr. Phillips was a retired self-employed independent truck driver and formerly worked maintenance for the Decatur-Washington Schools. He attended the Decatur Missionary Baptist Church and was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved being outdoors.
In addition to his Parents, he was preceded in death by: wife: Lottie Charline Rogers Phillips on March 27, 1999, stepmother; Dessie Beair Phillips, four brothers; Bill, John, Carl and Ray Phillips, three sisters; Margaret Horsley, Ethel Phillips and Ellen Phillips and stepsister; Hazel Haskins
Mr. Phillips is survived by daughter and son-in-law: Martha Jane and Randall Evans of Oak Hill, son and daughter-in-law: Roy and Bea Phillips of Pedro, daughter and son-in-law: Janet and Mike Lambert of Coal Grove, daughter and son-in-law: Evelyn Louise and Donald Miller of Mansfield, Ohio, son: James Horton Phillips of Pedro, nine grandchildren: Clark Evans, Cecili Nida, Zane Lambert, Trisha Everhart, Tahna Hummel, Liesa Wackler, Donald Miller, Jamie Phillips and Traci Trumpower, 19 great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, several nieces and nephews, half-brother: Gary Phillips of Ironton, half-sisters: Freda Henricks and Bernice Gillispie both of Enid, Okla. and step-brother: Alonzo Beair of Pedro.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton with Rev. Calvin Ray Evans and Rev. Darrell Fowler officiating. Burial will follow in Rogers Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites provided by V.F.W. Post 8850.
Friends may call Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. To offer condolences to the family please visit

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