Robert "Bob" "Bung" PhillipsRobert W. Phillips âbeloved father and grandfatherâ
COUDERSPORT, PA---Robert W. âBobâ âBungâ Phillips, 80, of Coudersport, passed away peacefully in his home to be with his beloved wife and the Lord on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, after a short illness with his loving family at his side.
Born September 18, 1932 in Alma, NY, he was a son of Homer and Lucy Woodruff Phillips. On September 1, 1952 in Coudersport, he married Patricia Ann Lyons, who passed away on April 28, 2006.
He attended Coudersport schools. Mr. Phillips was the owner of Allegany Auto and Truck Repair in Coudersport.
A longtime resident of Coudersport, he had previously resided in Austin.
Mr. Phillips was a member of the Coudersport Alliance Church. He was a former member of Eulalia Lodge # 342 F & AM in Coudersport. He was an avid hunter, camper and enjoyed traveling to Florida where he loved spending time with his âsunshine gang friendsâ at Daytona Beach. He loved to sing and play his guitar. He loved his beagles and his granddogs, Runtser, DumDum., Zoey, and Chief.
Surviving are four children, Kathy P. âMonaâ (Craig) Cobb of Coudersport, Rick D. (Bonnie) Phillips of Lakeland, Florida, Pam J. (Carl) Sprouse of Coudersport, and Lori A. (Jay) Buchanan of Shinglehouse; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; five step-great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Harold Phillips of Port Allegany, Richard (Geanie) Phillips of La Vergne, Tennessee, and Ted (Lana) Phillips of Wellsville, NY; a sister, Ginger Perry of Salamanca, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Phillips was predeceased by a son, Michael Phillips; a daughter, Debra Jean Phillips; a great-granddaughter, Adara Lynn Cobb; and several brothers and sisters.
Friends may call on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Coudersport Alliance Church, Alliance Avenue, Coudersport, where funeral services will be held at 11 am on Monday, October 15, 2012 with the Rev. Bernard Knefley, pastor and Pastor Sam Crossley, Care pastor co-officiating. Burial will be in Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimerâs Association, 3544 North Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110 ; to the Patterson Cancer Center, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915; or to the Coudersport Alliance Church Music Fund, Alliance Avenue, Coudersport, PA 16915.
We have only known Bob for such a short time, but immediately knew he was a kind soul with a good heart. He made us feel like family. We enjoyed his company, music, and laughter We have know his brother Dick and his family for years and yes Dick and Bob were too peas in a pod. Bod did love life and live it the fullest with his family. Bob has been blessed with so many family and friends throughout his life. May he now RIP. He is missed already.
Mike and Donna Waigand Oct 15 2012 12:00 AM
Wherever a beautiful soul such as our dear friend Bob has been, there is left behind for each of us a trail of beautiful memories. Bob loved life, cared about others, loved his Lord, loved music, his friends and family, and going to Daytona Beach in the winter. We feel honored to have known Bob and we will dearly miss him and his smiling face. He is now joined with his beloved soul mate in that wonderful place called Heaven. We love you Bob.
Larry and Cindy Schultz Oct 13 2012 12:00 AM
I always enjoy visit with Bob with him telling stories about the old time. Had a lot of good laughs.
Terry Simkins Oct 13 2012 12:00 AM
We are so sorry about Bob, he was a sweet soul who stole everyones' heart he met. He was a very special person and kind to everyone he met, a rare jem in a world of stones.
RIP Bob we are going to miss you Very much.
Love Big Al & Shirl
Al & Shirl Oct 12 2012 12:00 AM