William Andrew Phillips

William Andrew Phillips, Jr. of Roxana, Delaware passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Maryland. William (Bill) was born on Oct. 20, 1927 to the late William and Margaret Surgeoner Phillips in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania.

Bill was a crop and dairy farmer much of his life and was highly regarded for his ability to repair farm machinery. He and his late wife, Dorothy, owned and ran the Little Roxana antique store for several years. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing at many family gatherings over the years. He often spoke fondly of the years he spent in Montana and returned there several times to visit. He was also a member of the Masons, Doric Lodge No. 30 in Millville, Delaware.

Bill was pre-deceased by his wife, Dorothy in 2015.

He is survived by his children, David Phillips of Selbyville, Elaine Timmons (Glenn) of Ocean View, Barbara Carney of Roxana and Mark Phillips of Roxana, Delaware. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Chelsye Hutton (Rob) of Parsonsburg, Maryland and Colleen Carney of California; his brothers Harlin Phillips of Berlin, Maryland and Ronald Phillips of Wyoming; and many special nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Delaware. Friends may call an hour before the service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Delaware SPCA, 22918 Dupont Blvd., Georgetown, DE 19947.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com.

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