TENNERTON — Calvin C. Phillips, 87, of the Tennerton Community, Buckhannon, went home to be with his Savior and Lord on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at the W.Va. Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg. He was born December 15, 1924 in French Creek. He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Irene Long Phillips; his wife, Garnett Rose Pritt Phillips; five brothers, John D. Phillips, Randall “Rack” Phillips, Morris J. Phillips, Bernard Phillips and Leonard “Buddy” Phillips and two sisters, Anna Belle Sams and Patty Joann Moats.
Surviving are his two sons, Calvin Brent Phillips and wife Susie of Morgantown; Terry Gene Phillips and wife Shari of Buckhannon; six grandchildren, Dr. Brandi Phillips; Brooke Quinlan and husband Aaron; Cody Phillips and wife Courtney; Brian Phillips and wife Tasha; Shannon Nichols and husband Keith; Katelyn Phillips and four great-grandchildren, Eli and Isaac Phillips; Noah Nichols and Harper Phillips.
Calvin served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the DAV Chapter 36 of French Creek, American Legion Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 of Buckhannon and a member of the Chapel Hill UM Church. He retired after 38 years with Craig Motors in Buckhannon.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel, where services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 29, 2012 with Pastor Ed Lowther officiating. Burial will follow at the Upshur County Memorial Park.
The VFW Post 3663, American Legion Post 7 and the DAV Chapters 5 and 36 will provide military funeral honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the church of your choice or to the Upshur County Regional Library, Rt. 6 Box 480, Buckhannon, WV 26201.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblyn.com. The Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.