Robert Wayne Phillips, 74 of the Poplar Springs Community, Graceville, Florida passed away Sunday, December 26, 2020.
Wayne was born in Key West, Florida, moving to Holmes County, Florida, at an early age. A U. S. Coast Guard and U.S. Army veteran, Wayne received many decorations, ribbons and commendations. Once he retired from his military career he then worked as maintenance supervisor over Graceland Manor in Graceville. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m., CST, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Chris Adams officiating. Burial followed in church cemetery with military honors by Ft. Rucker, James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.
Family received friends at the church 12 p.m. until time of service.
In lieu of flowers family request memorials be made to Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 2376 Grady Garner Road Slocomb, AL 36375.
Predeceased by his parents Broward and Mary Ellen Corbitt Phillips, his first wife and mother to his children Sharon Phillips.
Survived by his wife of 26 years Mary Ann Phillips, Graceville; children Michelle (Brad) Johnson, Kalispell, MT, Stephanie (Jeff) Yoder, Yulee, FL, Shane (Danielle) Phillips, Baldwin, MD, Carolyn (Michael) Stewart, Headland, AL, James Williams, Dothan, AL, Paula Sue (Robert) Blackwell, Mobile, AL; one brother Wade (Lisa) Phillips, Lynne Hickman, Slocomb, AL, Karen (Larry) McClenny, Echo, AL; eleven grandchildren, six great grandchildren several nieces and nephews.