Sept. 26, 1921-Oct. 27, 2006
ATWOOD -- Carl Sterling Phillips, 85, died Friday (Oct. 27, 2006), at the Good Samaritan Center in Atwood.
He was born Sept. 26, 1921, to Carl Spry and Pearl Elsie (Scaman) Phillips in Bent County, Colo. He attended country school through the eighth grade.
On June 4, 1949, he married Dorothy I. Gunther at Las Animas, Colo. They lived in numerous places, including Burlington, Colo., Wallace, Kan., Ruleton, Kan., Goodland, Kan., and Atwood.
He worked as a sheep herder, water well driller, rancher, truck driver, carpenter, farmer and custodian.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy; an infant sister, Edith Hazel Phillips; and a brother, Charles.
Survivors include a son, Danie Phillips of Belton, Texas; a daughter, Diana Phillips and Randy Solko of Atwood; five sisters, Evaline Kenworth, Rosella Smith and Fern Morlan and husband, Harold, all of Las Animas, Virginia Stoker of LaJunta, Colo., and Darlene Sack of Peabody, Kan., two brothers, Gale and wife, Eva Jean Phillips of Las Animas and Don and wife, Charlotte Phillips of Eads, Colo.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services are Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Williams Funeral Chapel in Atwood with the Rev. Galen Long officiating. Burial will be at St. John's Cemetery, rural Atwood.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m., and Wednesday until service time at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established in his name.
Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of arrangements.