William Larry Phillips, age 69, of Sanford, NC, passed away Friday, May 13, 2022 at Duke University Medical Center.
He was born in Chatham County, NC on December 29, 1952 to Sam Phillips and Pauline McDonald Phillips. His father and brother Ronnie Phillips preceded him in death. Larry served our country in the United States Army, as a paratrooper, in the 82nd Airborne. He was an active member of the Sanford Moose Lodge and enjoyed playing the card game Tonk and shuffle board with his Moose friends. He was a very smart and gifted HVAC technician for Yarborough Heating & Air. He also worked many years for King Heating & Air. He loved his family and especially his grandchildren who fondly called him Papa.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Renea Compton Phillips; daughter Lauren Batchelor and husband Nick of Holly Springs; son Matthew Phillips and wife Melinda of Sanford; siblings Debbie Pollard of Gastonia, Chris Phillips of Lillington, Lori Phillips of Sanford; and grandchildren Carter Batchelor, Coleman Batchelor, Caleb Phillips and Mckenna Phillips.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home with the funeral service following in the chapel at 2:00 PM with Chaplain Charlie Hicks and Rev. Brad Simpson officiating. Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Christians United Outreach Center (CUOC), PO Box 2217, Sanford, NC 27331.
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