Dale Franklin Phillips, 73, a resident of Montrose, passed from this life Sunday afternoon, Nov. 17, 2013, in Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.
Dale was born Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1940, in Parsons, a son of the late George Phillips and Gladys Lula Bright Phillips.
On Nov. 23, 1966, he was married to Josephine Kisamore Phillips, who preceded him in death Jan. 16, 1997.
Left to cherish Dale's memory are his five children, Karen Harper and companion, Ed Calain, of Montrose, Steve Judy and wife, Patty, of Mannington, Don Judy and wife, Kathy, of Parsons, Sheila Goss and companion, Charles Johnson, of Parsons and Darlene Williams and husband, Donald, of Montrose; two sisters, Virginia Yocum and Irene Knotts; two brothers, Bob Phillips and Harold Phillips; 14 grandchildren, Melinda, Scott and wife, Heather, Eric, Bethany, Zachary and companion, Tosha, Adam and companion, Misty, Andy, Tina, Kallie, Kassidy and companion, Cody, Eli, Chris and Becca and husband, Robbie, and Aric and wife, Whitney; 12 great-grandchildren, Emily, Lukas, Donte, Corbin, Chelsea, Morgan, McKinley, Brayden, Hailey, Zana, Celina and Koalton; and several nieces and nephews.
Dale was preceded in death by two infant sisters, and three brothers, Orlan "Poncho" Phillips, Denver "Bud" Phillips and Roy "Soccum" Phillips.
Dale was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1958 where he played all school sports, excelling in football and basketball, and had served with the United States Army. He had worked as a laborer with the Clarksburg Laborer's Union. He loved playing poker and going to flea markets. Dale never met a stranger. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his great-grandchildren, whom he dearly loved.
Visitation will be conducted at Summerfield Funeral Home Wednesday from 5 until 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Thursday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Kevin Gainer will officiate, and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery where member of H.W. Daniels Post 29, American Legion, Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Tucker County Veterans Association and the West Virginia Honor Guard will provide full military honors.
Summerfield Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Dale Franklin Phillips. Send online condolences to the family at www.summerfieldfuneralhome.com.