Published: February 6, 2013
Phillip L. Phillips, 69 of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away Monday, February 4th, 2013 at his home. He was born October 4th, 1943 in Little Rock.
He is preceded in death by his parents Orban Ollie Phillips and Dorothy M. Phillips Price as well as a step-son Derrick Rowlett. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Sue) Phillips, and his brother, Rodney Phillips (Ruth), nephew, Scott Phillips (Sandra), niece, Kitty Young (Bill) and their children McClain, Griffith and Tessa.
Phillip (Poor Ole Phil) graduated from Hall High School; attended Hendrix College and the University of Arkansas. He started working with Caplinger Chevrolet in England and later became half owner. His great love was car and drag racing. His camero, driven by Jim Hader, was a National Champion. He built a 1957 Chevy drag car, and painted it numerous colors. He had a name for all of his cars and trucks, and would often come up with one for you as well. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family. One of his greatest loves was for his dogs, Lil E and Berkley. His favorite saying was " You probably don't want me to say this, but I'm going to anyway."
Memorials may be made to any cancer center or to humane society. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, February 7th, 2013 in the chapel of Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Road, North Little Rock (501)835-3515. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 Pp.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The online obituary, guestbook, and memorial tribute are available at www.griffinleggettresthills.com.