COLEMAN — A graveside service for Fred Wayne Phillips Sr., 88, of Houston, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 at Stevens Funeral Home in Coleman.
He died Jan. 18, 2018 at his residence.
He was born in Echo in Coleman County on Dec. 29, 1929 to Lee Elmer Phillips and Mayme Elva Harrell Phillips. He married Nelda Jean Sikes on June 16, 1969 in Odessa.
Survivors include step-son, Tommy Sikes and wife Donna of Brownwood; one son, Fred Phillips Jr. and wife Pam of Odessa; three sisters-in-law, Nina Lee Phillips of Dallas, Katie Phillips of Coleman, and Martha Phillips of Henderson; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nelda; one son, Michael Lee Phillips; one daughter, Brenda Kay Farmer; four brothers, Lee Phillips, Harold Phillips, Odell Phillips, Bob Phillips; two sisters, Elva Marie Phillips, Ruth Wade; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.