Clyde Phillips

Clyde Phillips

WHITE HEATH – Clyde I. 'Scoby' Phillips, 90, of White Heath passed away at 5 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 7, 2018) at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

Clyde was born Nov. 11, 1927, in White Heath, the son of Everette and Ina (Trimble) Phillips. He married Melba Caldwell on Nov. 18, 1951, in Urbana. She passed away April 7, 2012.

Clyde is survived by his son, Jeff 'Scoby' Phillips of Monticello; grandchildren, Mitch (Melissa) Phillips and Taylor Phillips; great-grandchildren, Brayden Phillips and Addison Phillips; and brother, Roy (Joyce) Phillips of Lakeland, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Michael Phillips; brother, Clarence 'Pete' Phillips; and sisters, Bessie Nichols and Josephine Stamp.

Clyde retired from Clifford-Jacobs after 43 years. Clyde served in the U.S. Army. He was awarded the Purple Heart during the Korean War and served on Heartbreak Ridge. He was a lifetime member of the Champaign County VFW Post #5520, a charter member of the Piatt County VFW Post #5346, a member of the Hamm-Burke American Legion Post #101 of Monticello and served six terms as Commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8. He was also a member of the Boilermaker Union and was an avid U of I, Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until noon Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home with Pastor Kurtis Bueltmann officiating. Interment will be held in Ingram Cemetery, White Heath.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Champaign County VFW Post #5520.

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