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Bounds Funeral Home

705 E Main ST, Salisbury, MD

OBITUARY

Larry B. Phillips

September 19, 1927August 15, 2014
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Larry B. Phillips, 86, of Salisbury, died Friday, August 15. Born in Delmar, DE on September 19, 1927, he was the son of the late William Larry Phillips and India Twilley Phillips.He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Norma Lee Dashiell Phillips; his children: Bryan Phillips (Susan) of Salisbury, Diane Bradley (Louis) of West Palm Beach, FL, and Daniel Phillips (Wendy) of Montpelier, VA; six grandchildren: Brandon Phillips of Berlin, MD, Kristen Bennett of Delmar, DE and Daniel Phillips, Timothy Phillips, Elizabeth Phillips, and Mark Phillips, all of Virginia; and three great grandchildren: Matthew Bennett, Lilly Phillips, and Olivia Bennett. He is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Howard and Richard Phillips. He was a 1945 graduate of Delmar High School and graduated from Beacom College in 1947. He served with the US Army from 1950-1952 receiving an honorary discharge as SFC. In 1983, he retired as President and Manager of W.F. Messick Ice Company and later worked part-time positions with Salisbury Automotive, Brooks Courier, and Bounds Funeral Home. He was a 49 year member of Trinity United Methodist Church and served in various roles including Finance Chairman, Chairman of the Administrative Board, President of Trustees, Head Usher, and member/breakfast cook for the Methodist Men. He was a 57 year member and past president of the Fruitland Lion’s Club where he was a Melvin Jones award recipient. He was a member and past chairman of the Mid Atlantic Ice Association, past president of Prince Street PTA where he was given honorary life membership, and a member of Delmarva Poultry Industry. When he was able he enjoyed fishing every Thursday.A funeral service officiated by Reverend Dale Vroman will be held Monday at 1 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church (113 Board Street, Salisbury) where friends may call one hour prior to the service. A visitation will take place Sunday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Bounds Funeral Home on East Main Street in Salisbury. A private interment will be held in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oriole at a later date.Should friends desire to make donations in his memory, the family suggests Trinity United Methodist Church, 112 High Street, Salisbury, MD 21801, Fruitland Lion’s Club, 1704 Mt. Hermon Road, Salisbury, MD 21804, or the charity of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, August 18, 2014

Memories

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August 23, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss. I'll always remember Larry as a kind, loving man. Keeping you and all the family in our thoughts. Love Ramona and Hance Martin.

Bill and Judy Young

August 20, 2014

Mrs. Phillips and Family,
We were so sorry to learn of Mr. Phillips' passing and will be thinking and praying for you in the days ahead. May the wonderful memories you have sustain you always.
God Bless,
Bill and Judy

Jeff Wootten

August 20, 2014

So sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Phillips. I will always remember the friendship that my parents had with Mr. and Mrs. Phillips and the times our families shared. We are so sorry for your loss.
Kim and Jeff Wootten

Wallace and Barbara Boston

August 18, 2014

We always were happy that Larry persevered in attending our class lunches at Princess Anne in recent months. It was clear that he was not feeling his best but he was most always there. Thanks Norma for helping him go places he could not have without you.
Our sincere sympathy and prayers, Wallace & Barbara Boston

Jack & Ruth Ann Savage

August 17, 2014

We have been out of town and just learned today of Larry's passing. Our sympathy goes out to the family. We came to know Larry through Trinity Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class. We have fond memories and always enjoyed being with Larry. He was a fine man and loved his family. May the God of all comfort be with you at this time.

terri barbour

August 17, 2014

Bill just told me today about Mr. Larry's passing. I am so thankful that I got to give him a big hug in July. He was a wonderful man. I will always remember his homemade ice cream! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Terri

Sylvia Peters Chiofolo

August 17, 2014

Very sorry for your loss of a very special person in your lives. May God grant you peace as you attempt to live one day at a time in Larry's absence. You will be In my thoughts & prayers. In Christ's Love, Sylvia

August 17, 2014

Larry was a special person that made you smile whenever you talked to him and he will be missed. Please accept our condolences and prayers.
Steve and Regina Trader

Melissa Harvey Blake

August 17, 2014

I enjoyed going with Larry when we had to take a funeral out of town. He always made sure we had a cooler with fresh ice tea and homemade brownies.He was a wonderful man.

Rodney and Chris Brown

August 16, 2014

We're sorry for your loss.... I met Mr. Phillips in 1972 when my sister married Bryan. We would see each other throughout the many years at family functions. He was a very nice and good man! As time goes on I hope Mrs. Phillips and Bryan and the family will find comfort in their fond memories of their loved one.

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Biography

Larry B. Phillips, 86, of Salisbury, died Friday, August 15. Born in Delmar, DE on September 19, 1927, he was the son of the late William Larry Phillips and India Twilley Phillips.He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Norma Lee Dashiell Phillips; his children: Bryan Phillips (Susan) of Salisbury, Diane Bradley (Louis) of West Palm Beach, FL, and Daniel Phillips (Wendy) of Montpelier, VA; six grandchildren: Brandon Phillips of Berlin, MD, Kristen Bennett of Delmar, DE and Daniel Phillips, Timothy Phillips, Elizabeth Phillips, and Mark Phillips, all of Virginia; and three great grandchildren: Matthew Bennett, Lilly Phillips, and Olivia Bennett. He is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Howard and Richard Phillips. He was a 1945 graduate of Delmar High School and graduated from Beacom College in 1947. He served with the US Army from 1950-1952 receiving an honorary discharge as SFC. In 1983, he retired as President and Manager of W.F. Messick Ice Company and later worked part-time positions with Salisbury Automotive, Brooks Courier, and Bounds Funeral Home. He was a 49 year member of Trinity United Methodist Church and served in various roles including Finance Chairman, Chairman of the Administrative Board, President of Trustees, Head Usher, and member/breakfast cook for the Methodist Men. He was a 57 year member and past president of the Fruitland Lion’s Club where he was a Melvin Jones award recipient. He was a member and past chairman of the Mid Atlantic Ice Association, past president of Prince Street PTA where he was given honorary life membership, and a member of Delmarva Poultry Industry. When he was able he enjoyed fishing every Thursday.A funeral service officiated by Reverend Dale Vroman will be held Monday at 1 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church (113 Board Street, Salisbury) where friends may call one hour prior to the service. A visitation will take place Sunday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Bounds Funeral Home on East Main Street in Salisbury. A private interment will be held in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oriole at a later date.Should friends desire to make donations in his memory, the family suggests Trinity United Methodist Church, 112 High Street, Salisbury, MD 21801, Fruitland Lion’s Club, 1704 Mt. Hermon Road, Salisbury, MD 21804, or the charity of your choice.