William Lloyd Phillips Jr.

September 9, 1947February 12, 2021

William “Bill” Lloyd Phillips passed away after a short bout with cancer on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the age of 73. He was lovingly supported through his end of life by his daughters, siblings and dear friends. Bill was born in Nebraska but lived most of his young adult life in Mt. Prospect, Ill. He attended Mt. Prospect High School and there excelled as a varsity athlete in basketball, football and baseball. Being from Chicago he was a big Cubs and Bears fan. Bill moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon in 1969 to join his family after college at Memphis State University. He married in 1971 and had three children, Curran Phillips who passed away in 1989, Carrie Manley, who is a nurse at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis and Keely Phillips, who works for Nike in Amsterdam. Because of his love of sports, he coached many of his daughter’s basketball and softball youth teams. He later worked for, and retired from the U.S. Post Office after 15 years of service. Bill had a great sense of humor and a huge heart that touched many people throughout his years, he will be truly missed. Bill is preceded in death by his son Curran, parents Anne and Bill Sr. and his sister Mary. He is survived by his daughter, Carrie, her husband Aaron and children Navin 10yrs and Owen 8yrs; Keely and her fiancé, Nick Parkinson; brothers Mike Phillips, John Phillips and David Phillips and his sister Julianne Phillips. A celebration of Bill’s life will be forthcoming, nothing is scheduled at this time. Please feel free to leave messages or memories here, we welcome any and all. xo


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William Lloyd Phillips Jr.

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stephen kerr

March 2, 2021

Bill and I shared our high school year senior year together in Mt. Prospect , IL We both played many sports including football , basketball, and baseball and developed a close friendship. We lost track of each other during our college years and never contacted each other again until now. I have been trying to locate him and reconnect. Just saw his obituary sent from another high school buddy. What a shock.
I was too late trying to find him.
Sorry we never got to talk about our time together, but I remember you being my best friend and I will miss you.
Best thoughts to your family and brothers and sister.
Steve Kerr 1965 Prospect High School.

Ed Schneider

March 1, 2021

Truly, Bill was one of the good guys and a great athlete, but, to maybe " lighten " a little and add some cheerfulness, I always recall something very memorable at his house. Forgetting the exact year in the mid-60's, it was then rumored that by frying and/or baking the scrapings from the inside of a banana peel and then " rolling " them you could get a " high ", so to speak. We tried that in his Mount Prospect kitchen, it didn't work, of course it was a hoax, but what did work was Bill being a very nice, genuine, and fun guy to always remember.

Keith Bergen

February 26, 2021

Bill was a great friend and teammate at Prospect High School. We were both moved to JV basketball our Sophomore year and to Varsity our Junior year. In football, he was the Quarterback that I received his passes throughout the 4 years we played together.
We lost touch with each other as we went to opposite ends of the US after college. I regret that.
So sorry to hear of his passing. May God grant His comfort and mercy to Bill's family and friends. May he rest in peace.

julianne phillips

February 26, 2021

My hopes and wishes are that you have finally found the peace and freedom from self ,that was so elusive to you here . That the beauty of your heart is reflected back to you everyday. Love love love, Jules

John Phillips

February 26, 2021

He was one of the funniest and most loyal people you will ever meet. He loved his daughters and his Chicago Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks. I love you Bro and wish life would have been more fair to you. May you Rest In Peace with Mom, Dad, Mimi, Lin, Johnny, Mary and especially Curran . God rest your soul.