Barry Phillips Sr.


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Posted Online: Nov. 21, 2012, 5:23 pm
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Barry Phillips Sr., 53, of Rock Island, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island.
Services for Mr. Phillips will be 10 a.m., Saturday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Carbon Cliff Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.
Barry was born on March 4, 1959, in Waverly, Tenn., a son of Griffin and Lillian Gholston Phillips. Mr. Phillips worked as a handyman for the Rock Island Housing Authority.
Survivors include a son, Barry Phillips Jr., East Moline; siblings, James Phillips, Clinton, Iowa, Charles Phillips, East Moline, Ronald Phillips, Clinton, Barbara (Lawrence) Luten, Scotts Bluff, Neb., Sandra (Melvyn) Walton, Rock Island, and Audrey Phillips, East Moline; special friends, Veronica Glover and family, Eddie "Papa" Hartley and Betty Weathersby; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Barry was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters and two brothers.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com












 




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