Bill "Billy" Phillips, 56, of Reelsville died at 8:49 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2006, at St. Vincents Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born May 4, 1950, at home in Madison County, Missouri as the son of James and Flora Acuff Phillips.
On July 3, 1999, he married Gloria Green at their home near Manhattan, Indiana.
Bill had worked for several businesses around Brazil and Danville, Illinois, most recently at Great Dane Trailers and bartending and managing Hunters Lounge with his wife.
He greatly enjoyed all the people he met through the years. His passion was old cars, car shows, Drag racing, NASCAR, family and friends, and his little dog Gizmo.
Bill was a member of Eagles Lodge 274, Moose Lodge 780 and Sons of the American Legion Post 2 where he served at one time as an officer and honorary member of the color guard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Flora Phillips; sisters, Norma, Judy, Maggie and brothers, Milford and Jessie.
He is survived by his wife Gloria Phillips; and sons Billy Phillips, and Jim Phillips and wife, Jessica, of Brazil; stepchildren, Dake Detro and wife, Jennifer,, of Russellville, Dondra Custis, of Reelsville and Chad and Cathy McLin, of Brazil; siblings, Hazel Davis, of Missouri, Paul Phillips, of Tennessee, Earl Phillips, of Florida, Cletus Phillips, of Illinois, Lyndall Phillips, of Illinois and Katie Phillips, of Alabama, and Geraldine Hail of Missouri; grandchildren, Kevin Phillips, Brady Phillips, Carlea Phillips, Steven Phillips, Adam Phillips, and James Phillips, all of Brazil; stepgrandchildren, Chris and Jeremy Minor, April, Shelby, and Kylee Detro all of Russellville; several nieces, nephews, and a large extended family.
Services will be Saturday, May 13, at 1 p.m. at French Funeral Home with Pastor Bobby Harper of Fillmore Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow in Calcutta Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, 4-8 p.m., also at the funeral home.
To light a candle in his memory, log on to www.frenchfuneralhome.com.