Frank Edwin Phillips

June 21, 1950June 30, 2019

Frank Edwin Phillips, 69, of Black Creek, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson, NC.

The family will receive friends Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., at the funeral home located at 2704 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC.

Frank served his country in the Army Reserves. He worked as a mechanic for Gates Volkswagen Repair and retired from Kidde Aerospace with 35 years of service. Frank enjoyed hunting, fishing, and 4-wheeling. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are his son, Jason Frank Phillips (Elizabeth Ann) of Wilson; three granddaughters, Rhiannon Phillips, Charleigh Phillips and Jolene Phillips, all of Wilson; one brother, Fred Phillips of Wilson; two sisters, Linda Phillips Pope (Jerry) of Middlesex and Judy Phillips of Wilson; three nieces, Caroline Mainor, Elizabeth Cochrane and Jennifer Tate; one nephew, Trey Rose.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Lee and Callie Winders Phillips.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to his son, Jason Phillips, through

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to


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July 15, 2019

I have know Frank since 1966, when I became his neighbor on Grove Street.

He had wonderful parents and was always a true Southern Gentleman.

He is greatly missed by all who knew him.

Deepest sympathy to his family.

Beth Cannon

July 10, 2019

I worked with Frank from 1984 - 2009. As I think back to those days, I realize what a good teacher he was as I discovered my mechanical abilities. If I couldn't fix it, Frank could! And it wasn't just in the area I worked.
Frank was a wonderful friend, we were lunch buddies for many years and smoking buddies as well.
Frank had a little truck with a CB radio and speaker. We would sit in that truck and page people for an outside call, then laugh till we cried watching our victims running in to get their phone calls! Needless to say, there was no intercom system outside! Luckily, we didn't get hurt!
My heart is heavy for all of his family and my prayers continue to remain with Jason.
RIP my friend...You will be deeply missed but the memories will always bring a smile to my face...

Marvin Sharpe

July 9, 2019

I worked with Frank at Kiddie for many years and he was my friend .He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.