Robert Melvin Phillips, 92, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Melvin was a member of Shallow Well UCC where he served as a Deacon, a Trustee, and a member of various committees. Mr. Phillips was a Charter member of the Cape Fear Fire Department, member of NC Farm Bureau, and Cattlemen’s Association. He was a retired electrical contractor and served on the Lee County Planning Board.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie F. and Jessie J. Phillips; nine siblings, Ruby Phillips, Edith Frye, Howard Phillips, Harold Phillips, Bill Phillips, Roger Eugene Phillips, Norman Phillips, Weldon Phillips, Jimmy Phillips; and a grandson, Laurence Murphy.
Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Margaret Maddox Phillips; two daughters, Joy (Earl) Murphy and Judy (Rick) Billings of Sanford; two grandchildren, Joshua (Ann) Billings and Adam (Laurel) Billings. He is also survived by great-grandchildren Mattie White, Faith, Camden, and Finley Billings. He is also survived by a brother, Travis (Betty) Phillips of Sanford.
The family will receive friends Monday, April 9, 2018, from 6 to 8PM at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. The funeral will be conducted at Shallow Well Church on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 2PM. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.