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Charles Edward PhillipsCharles Edward “Bucky” Phillips, 86 of Sanford passed away Tuesday March 16, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday (3/19/2021) at Cool Springs Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Mr. Phillips was born in Chatham Co, a son of the late Robert Anderson Phillips and Eutha Hilliard Phillips. He was preceded in death by sisters, Edna Kate Durham (Hubert), Frances Crowson (Wayne), Bobbie Jean Atkins (Harold “Boots”), Naomi Perry (AJ), and Ann Womack (Johnny); brother-in-law Carl Wilkie (Glenda). Bucky was a graduate of Goldston High School and a Veteran of the US Army. He was owner and operator of Crowson & Phillips Exxon service station for 31 years. He was a member of Cool Springs Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Director, Usher, and served on numerous committees over the years. Mr. Phillips volunteered with Highway to Healing and was a member of the Sanford Lions Club for more than 50 years. Mr. Phillips is survived by his wife, Frances Rae Wilkie Phillips; children, Joy Phillips Thompson, and son David Anderson Phillips; grandchildren, Phillip Thompson, and Zachary Thompson; many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Charles Wilkie (Thelma). The family will greet friends starting at 10:00 am Friday in the Fellowship Hall of Cool Springs Baptist Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Gulf Presbyterian Church, 1325 Gulf Road Gulf, NC 27256: FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374; or to Clara McLean House, 150 Applecross Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
Bucky was my friend.Condolences to the Family!
Jack Oldham Mar 23 2021 12:00 AM
I first met Bucky in the 1960s and was just learning to drive. He was the friendly, guy at Crowson's Exxon on Hawkins. When he moved to the station across from the Elks Club, I was a customer during the entire 31 years that he was there. The friendships that I made at that station were ones that I have kept over the years When I joined the Lions Club, I got to see Bucky at the meetings and on various projects, including the fair. My life was enriched in knowing him, and I wish Frances, David and Joy my heartfelt thoughts and prayers.
wilson seymour Mar 22 2021 12:00 AM
I'm so sorry to read of Bucky's demise. We both grew up in Gulf and his family and mine were friends and we went to Gulf Presbyterian together. In recent years we both have have attended "Homecoming" at the Church, and we always had time to visit. One year he told one of my grown sons that I had been his Sunday School Teacher, and my son asked him if I were a good one ! We shared a good laugh. He was a good man and fine gentleman. I know he loved his family and I enjoyed seeing the photos. He will be missed . With my sincere sympathies to his wife and all his family, Lois McIver Winstead
Lois McIver Winstead Mar 21 2021 12:00 AM
Frances, Joy, and David, Your husband/father was such a big part of our lives as members of Cool Spring Baptist Church. A smile, a handshake, or teasing our children, Bucky always made one feel special. His joy was contagious. Bucky loved his family, his church family, and anyone he met. The world is a better place because of him and we are blessed to have known him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Charles and Atha Nall Mar 20 2021 12:00 AM
One of my favorite childhood memories is going to Mr. Bucky's gas station with my grandparents. I would sit on his stool and he would give me bubble gum. What a good and honorable man who made a difference in the lives of so many. What a blessing of a life well lived.Love, Tina Harrington
Tina Harrington Mar 19 2021 12:00 AM