Saturday, October 20

Kenneth Leonard Phillips

Kenneth Leonard Phillips, 90, a long-time Lexington resident, passed away on Oct. 18, 2012, at Hinkle Hospice of Davidson County. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, Cotton Grove Road, with the Rev. Brian Rummage and Rev. Bill Sosebee officiating. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. at the church before the service and burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery at 3:30pm. Born in Lexington on Nov. 24, 1921, to Ira Lee Phillips and Minnie Esther Leonard Phillips.Ken married Josephine Farabee Phillips in 1943 and they were married for 49 years before she passed away in April 1992. They had four children – Dianne Phillips Campbell of Lexington, James Kenneth Phillips (Janie) of Clemmons, Michael Ira Phillips (Gail) of Winston-Salem and Joseph Farabee Phillips (Karin) of Charlotte. In addition to his four children, he is survived by nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Survived by a sister Hilda Phillips Smith of Charlotte and a brother B. Willis Phillips (Betty Carole) of Greensboro. Preceded in death by his parents, his wife Josephine Farabee Phillips, and his brothers Bain Phillips, Morris Phillips and Blake Phillips. He also lost a sister, Marlene Phillips, who died at age five in 1941. Ken remarried and is survived by his wife Ruth Sharpe Phillips and family, Donna & George Washington Tesh of Arcadia and Barbara and Chuck Adams of Hickory. His present wife, Ruth Sharpe has ties to Briles (John & Hannah Briles Hepler)

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