Services for Billy Wayne Phillips, 88, of Quinlan, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Pastor Diana Rook officiating. Interment was in Haven of Memories.
Mr. Phillips passed away at his home April 17, 2019. He was born February 1, 1931 in Ivanhoe, near Bonham, to Cecil and Mabel Caulk Phillips.
He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Quinlan. He served in the US Army during the Korean War and retired from Transcon Trucking in Dallas. He was a family man and loved spending time with his wife and children and enjoyed mowing on his tractor, dancing and spending time on and near the water. Water skiing and traveling to areas with large bodies of water gave him great pleasure. He was the best husband, father and grandfather, and an excellent friend who was always willing to help people in need. He loved the Lord.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Phillips and his parents, Cecil and Mabel Phillips.
He is survived by three daughters, Sheila Smith of Quinlan, Billie Kim Hudson of Quinlan, and Donnetta Markham and her husband, Bruce of Rock-wall; five grandchildren, Justin Smith, Stormie Brown, Ashley Farmer, Trever Sanders and Connor Markham; four great-grandchildren, Hannah Brown, Rylan Cryer, Billy Jack Noah Brown IV, and Caroline Farmer; sister, Mary Alice Beeman of Mesquite; and a brother-in-law, Darrell West of Ben Wheeler.
Pallbearers were Justin Smith, Connor Markham, Kenneth Smith, Bruce Markham, Trever Sanders, Billy Brown and Jerry Sanders.