Weaver Mortuary, West Williamson, W.Va.
Jack E. Phillips, 84, of Richmond, Ky., formerly of Burnwell, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Baptist Health in Richmond, Ky.
Born February 5, 1929, in Burnwell, Ky., he was the son of the late Earl Phillips and Opal Pigman Phillips.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, James Phillips, and a sister, Billie Cammack.
Jack was a retired educator. He was well respected by fellow educators and beloved by his science students.
During his years of employment with the Mingo County (W.Va.) Board of Education, he taught science at Matewan High School and Williamson High School. He was the supervisor of the county science department at the time of his retirement.
Jack was a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy and served in the Pacific Theater during the Korean War. He was stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii, for a time, and it was there that his daughter, Ann V. Phillips, was born.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Valerie Ruzie Phillips, and a beloved daughter, Ann V. Phillips of Richmond, Ky. He is also survived by a sister, Mary Martha Hackney of Ardmore, Ala.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2013, at Weaver Mortuary in West Williamson, W.Va.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the mortuary. The Reverend Ron Sanger will officiate.
Interment will be in the Phillips Cemetery at Burnwell, Ky.
Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Express online condolences at www.weavermortuaryinc.com.
Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson is serving the Phillips family.