Bill Hunt Phillips, 89, of Chesapeake, VA went home to be with his Lord on Monday, May 16, 2011. Born in 1921 in Saxapahaw, NC, Bill was the son of Charles Hunt and Violet Lewis Phillips and the loving husband of Jacqueline G. Phillips.
He is survived by three daughters: Theresa Elder of Hampton, VA, Channing Persinger of Charleston, WV, and Tamsey Phillips Hill of Pittsboro, NC. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Jennifer Walker of Tampa, FL, Sara Martin of Sarasota, FL, and J. Gillen Elder of Norfolk, VA. Also three nieces: Georgia Shimkus of Melbourne, FL, Billie Satterfield and Karen Bostic, both of Clemmons, NC.
Bill had been a resident of Hampton Roads since 1939 and retired from Sears, Roebuck & Company as a division manager. He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Chesapeake, VA and was a lifelong fan the UNC Tar Heels.
A graveside service celebrating Bill’s life will be held Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Phillips Chapel United Methodist Church in Graham, NC. Services are being handled by Hall-Wynne Funeral Home, 396 West Street, Pittsboro, NC.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the The Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org. Condolences may be registered online at www.hallwynne.com. The family is grateful for the prayerful support from all of our friends and our church families.