11/18/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Bob Phillips
Robert Preston Phillips
Newport News High School Class of 1937
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today. Bob Phillips, Class of 1937, passed away in Hayes on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2009, just six days before his 89th birthday.
From the Daily Press - 11/18/09:
Robert P. Phillips
HAYES - Lt. Colonel Robert "Bob"
Preston Phillips, U.S. Air Force (retired), 88, passed away on Nov.11, 2009,
Bob was born on Nov. 17, 1920, in Newport News and was a 1937 graduate of Newport News High School. He joined the Army Air Corps at the beginning of World War II. He was a member of the 100th Bombardment Wing, flying missions over Berlin. Bob also served during the Korean War, and was honored with the Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service. At the time of his retirement from Pease Air Force Base, Portsmouth, N.H., in 1962, he was the Commander of the 41st Munitions Maintenance Squadron.
Bob was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret McClymont Phillips Salway; first wife, Lois; and son, David.
He is survived by his wife of 25
years, Theresa Phillips; daughters, Mara Murphy of Mathews, Debra Campbell (K.R.)
of Hayes; and son, Eugene Holt Jr. of Florida; grandchildren, Shelly Tomlinson
(Jeffrey) of Gloucester, Erik Sutton (Alisha) of Fayetteville, Ark., Sarah
Schwartzott (Jason) of Cocoa, Fla., and Kerry and Marie Campbell of Hayes;
great-grandchildren, Cole and Jordan Tomlinson, Madison and Maddox Sutton,
Jacob, Jamie and Justin Schwartzott.
Bob was a kind, gentle, soft spoken
man. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.
Published in The Daily Press from November 18 to November 19, 2009.
November 18, 2009
Over the past 25 years you and I have had many talks while overlooking the York River. I will miss your intelligence, your wit, and most of all your friendship. Christmas will not be the same this year without your beautiful baritone singing those carols. Thanks for letting me, Steve and Kari Leigh be a part of your family. God bless you Bob. (I am sure you are flying again!) Love you always... Robin
sympathies are extended to the Phillips family and their friends at this
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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(24 July 1725 – 21 Dec 1807)
Amazing grace! (how sweet
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!
Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.
Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of http://www.friendsacrossamerica.com/amazinggrace.html - 03/15/05
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 01/27/05
Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
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