1928 - Alderson High School - 1968




Shirley M. "Buck" Phillips of Christiansburg, Va., formerly of Alderson, W.Va. and Richmond, Ind., died peacefully with his family around him on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

He was born February 5, 1931 near Alderson, W.Va. and attended Alderson Schools. His parents, Ralph M. and Helen C. Phillips preceded him in death and also his sister, Opal Phillips Welder.

Mr. Phillips was a 39 year retired employee of the CSX Railway System. At his retirement in 1990 he and his wife relocated to Christiansburg, Va.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Wanda Weeks Phillips; his daughter, Linda Carolyn Ghearing and husband, Rodney E. Ghearing, of Atwater, Calif.; his son, Charles Andrew Phillips and wife, Connie Brown Phillips, of Hagerstown, Ind.; four grandchildren, Danielle Phillips Dalton of Fishers, Ind., Jason Andrew Phillips of Clover, S.C. and wife, Lisa Phillips, Nicholas Alexander Ghearing of Grand Junction, Colo. and wife, Allison Ghearing, and Victoria Elizabeth Crumb of Brooktondale, N.Y.; and four great- grandchildren. Also surviving are brother, Sterling R. Phillips and wife, Norma, of Saltville, Va., brother, Riley M. Phillips and wife, Lora, of Christiansburg, Va., brother, David B. Phillips and wife, Janet, of Punxsutawney, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may call on Friday, July 6, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, Christiansburg, Va.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, W.Va. with the Rev. Donald Peters officiating. Burial will follow at the Fletcher Addition of the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson, W.Va. Friends and family may call on Saturday, July 7, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, W.Va.

Arrangements by Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg, Va. and Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, W.Va.

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