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Ernest C. Phillips

April 27, 1928September 11, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Ernest Phillips announces his passing on Friday, September 11, 2020 at the age of 92 . Ernest, also known as Ernie, will be forever remembered by his daughter, Robbie Farewell, and daughter in law, Kathy Krohn. Ernie will also be remembered by his 6 grandchildren, Lindsay, Eric, Steven, Mark, Kaylee, and Timarie. Ernie also had 11 great grandchildren. Ernie is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Phillips, and son, Clifford Phillips. Ernest C. Phillips was born in Big Spring, Texas on April 27, 1928. At a very young age he joined the Army Air Corp, which later split into 2 branches of service. For Ernie, the split led to a career with the US Air Force. While stationed at Hickam AFB, Ernie met the love of his life, Ruth. They married in Texas and had a 30 year career in the Air Force. While in the Air Force, Ernie was stationed in Texas, Hawaii, Germany, Philippines, The Netherlands, Greece, Thailand and California. Ernie had many TDY’s all over the world. With his wife and two children, Robbie and Cliff, Ernie traveled throughout many countries. In 1976, while stationed at Beale AFB, he finally retired from the Air Force and settled in Yuba City, California. Retirement from the Air Force did not mean completely retired. Ernie decided to open a small engine repair shop. He maintained the shop for over 20 years before he officially retired. Ernie was a long time resident in Yuba City and later moved to Sacramento to be closer to his daughter. Ernie loved to trap shoot, bowl, camp, travel and was best known for his dancing. At parties, Ernie and his wife were typically the first ones on the dance floor and last ones to leave. Ernie was extremely social and enjoyed eating out. He and his wife became regulars at many local dining spots. Ernie was devoted to his family and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. A graveside celebration of life service in the memory of Ernie will be held on September 30, 2020 at Sutter Cemetery, 7200 Butte Ave., Sutter, CA at 11 AM.

Services

30 September

Ernest C. Phillips

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sutter Cemetery

7200 Butte Avenue
Sutter, CA 95982

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September 26, 2020

Dan Bill

September 22, 2020

Pop, Grandpa or Big Papa, terms of endearment for a giant of a man. A great roll model and mentor to all of us. A best friend to everyone who enjoyed his company.

As I reminisce a life lived thoroughly many experiences come to mind. From his work ethic to his master barbecue skills.

His love of music to enjoying the dance floor all evening with friends and family.

We shared many family camping trips which he enjoyed immensely.

While living there I enjoyed visiting him at the Eskaton and sharing a lifetime of memories.

His favorite field trip was visiting Ruthie and enjoying a barbecue lunch.

I will always remember his service to his Country and love of freedom and liberty. He Shared his passion of conservatism in conversation, pen and letter.

A lifetime NRA member and staunch defender of our constitution and unalienable rights for all.

Ernie was the very definition of American Patriot.

I will be forever grateful for 45 years of love an friendship.

Rest In Peace Pop.

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