12/31/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Clifford Phillips

Charles Clifford Phillips
(1921 - 23 Dec 2005)


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This Newsletter is reaching you later than it should had I been diligent, and for that I am deeply sorry.

  From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 12/30/05:


  Charlie ('65 - of TN) and I lost our Dad last week.  Here is the notice from the Daily Press.

   Ohhh, Cookie!  I'm so very sorry to learn this - and the fact that I didn't see it all earlier only intensifies my sorrow.  Please know that you and your entire big, wonderful family is in my thoughts and prayers.


  Charles Clifford Phillips        
Charles Clifford Phillips
  NEWPORT NEWS - Mr. Charles C. Phillips, 84, a native of Marion, S.C., a resident of Newport News since 1955, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 23, 2005. He was a Christian and Veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, 22 Bomb Group (BG), 2nd Squadron, 'Robinson's Red Raiders' in the Pacific Theatre. The 22 BG originated out of Langley Air Field in 1941 and was deployed to the Pacific one day after Pearl Harbor. He received several decorations and the unit had several Presidential citations, participating in numerous campaigns as a bomber turret gunner. Mr. Phillips retired from C&O Railroad after 28 years of service. He was the son of the late Chalmers Corcellus and Susan Wall Phillips of S.C. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Marvin, Zach and Wallace Phillips, and sister, Margaret Wagner Worrell. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Buena Mae Phillips (whom he loved most in the world); two daughters, Margaret 'Cookie' Tyndall and Michelle Kellam, and husband, Chris; two sons, Charles C. Phillips Jr. and wife, Patricia, and William L. Phillips; one sister, Geraldine Graham of Florence, S.C.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews whom he held very dear. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, in the World Outreach Worship Center, 1233 Shields Road, Newport News, VA 23608-2062, with Pastor Bob Collins officiating. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the World Outreach Worship Center. The Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press from 12/29/2005 - 12/30/2005.
Guest Book

Thank you, Uncle Clifford, for the many wonderful memories. I will always warmly recall your humor and infectious laughter, your devotion to family, and your strong principles of loyalty and honor. Families are meant to be together forever, and one day, we will all be sharing laughter and fellowship again. With love,
Susan Stoney Graham
Susan Graham (Columbia, SC ) - December 30, 2005
Dad, as I reflect I realize the gifts you gave me. You taught me strength, perseverance, and drive. These have served me well. You, also, instilled in me a strong work ethic which I have always followed. I am my Father's daughter. Dad, you are the strongest man I have ever known. I love you.
Cookie Tyndall (Seaford, VA ) - December 30, 2005
When I was a small child (the youngest of six) I called my brothers "my boys"...Clifford was the youngest and we were very close. I have fond memories that would fill many books about him ...he was always so kind, considerate and loving to his family members and friends, a dedicated husband and father. He and Buena were an example of what marriage is all about and his wonderful children reflect that fact.
I am happy to be his sister and to have been a part of his life. I shall always have a special place in my heart for him and his family.
My love and sympathy to his precious wife, Buena and to all his children, grand children and great grand children...Yes, we will miss him. And I loved him very much.
Geraldine P. Graham (Florence, SC ) - December 30, 2005
Dad, I cannot express how much I will miss you. You were my beacon and you made me a man. When I look in the mirror I see you and when I do certain things it reminds me of you. Thanks for being there. I always felt secure as a child due to you. I will always love you and will see you in heaven. Your son, Charles C. Phillips, Jr.
Charles C. Phillips, Jr. (Knoxville, TN ) - December 29, 2005
My love for Uncle Clifford, Aunt Buena, and my wonderful cousins can not be expressed adequately here, but I will still say "I love you". I will never forget the many times of love and laughter shared. I feel blessed with a last visit with a special uncle who still shared a sense of humor and made me laugh. I look forward to an eternity of happy times when we meet again. God bless you all!
Judy Phillips Allen (Newport News, VA ) - December 29, 2005
Uncle Clifford, you were a dear, kind, truly wonderful uncle who loved his family dearly. We will all sorely miss you here. You have joined Daddy and our loved ones in Heaven. I know they rejoiced the day you embraced them there! We love you and miss you.
Myra Day (Gales Ferry, CT ) - December 29, 2005
My memories of Charlie are all dear to me. We had a good time for many years making and delivering flowers together. You all treated me like family and are like family to me. It is so good to KNOW we WILL see him again!
Sheri Colbert and family
Sheri Colbert (Yorktown, VA ) - December 29, 2005
My heart is with you all...
God Bless...
Angie Smith (Hampton, VA ) - December 29, 2005
Dad, I will miss you daily. Thank you for all you taught me and the fine example of a man you set before me. I will look after Mom and I concluded your affairs as you requested. I look forward to seeing you again someday. I love you, Lanny   
William Phillips (Newport News, VA ) - December 29, 2005

   Our thoughts. prayers, and deepest sympathies are extended to Cookie, Charlie, Lanny, and Michelle
and their families and friends at this time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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