HOWE–William Charles “Charlie” Phillips, 83, of Howe, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012 in Poteau. He was born Feb. 27, 1929 in Poteau, to Hansel J. and Marie (Hale) Phillips and was a self-employed businessman.
Services are Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Monroe Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Lovell officiating. Interment will follow in Monroe Cemetery, under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Hansel Phillips Jr.; and great granddaughter, Kristen Lovell.
Survivors include his wife Wanda Lee of the home; daughters Linda Hall and husband David of Howe, Karen Vandagriff and husband Tom of Howe, OK; son Bill Phillips and wife Linda of Norman; brother Bob Phillips and wife Melissa of Richmond, Va.; six grandchildren, Heather Johnson, Niels Johnson of Fort Smith, Nigel Johnson of Lawton, Chris Lovell of Poteau, Cory Phillips and LeeAnn Phillips of Norman; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bob Phillips, David Hall, Tom Vandagriff, Niels Johnson, Nigel Johnson and Cory Phillips.
The family will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. to visit with relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up at Central National Bank in his name.
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