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Richard Laurence Phillips

February 16, 1944 November 17, 2012
Richard Laurence Phillips
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Obituary for Richard Laurence Phillips

Richard L. Phillips of Commerce Twp. was born on February 16, 1944 in Northville, Michigan to George L. and Madge (nee: Precious) Phillips. He died November 17, 2012 at age 68.

Mr. Phillips is the beloved husband of Diane Phillips and loving father of Dori (Paul) Petersen and Mark (Amy) Phillips. Step father of: Julia (Jim) Ridenour, Scott Foglesong, Steven Foglesong and Chris Foglesong. Dear grandfather of Jake and Ani Petersen. Step grandfather of Sarah, Taylor, Steven, Adam, Brandon, Alex, Drew and Emma. Mr. Phillips is also survived by his father George L. (the late Madge) Phillips and his sister Linda Phillips.

Mr. Phillips worked at Ford Motor Company as a tool and die maker for 34 years. He was an avid boater having spent time on small inland lakes and later moving to Great Lakes Boating. He was an avid water and snow skier who taught his children to waterski and was a member of Wolverine Lake Ski Club and the Teeple Hill Downhill Ski Club. He was very selfless and sociable and there was nothing he loved more than helping people and making them laugh. He was a self taught carpenter who built a home that he used to raise his children and was an animal lover.

Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 340 Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Wednesday 11 AM. Friends may visit Tuesday 4-8 PM. Memorials to the National Kidney Fund or Michigan Humane Society appreciated.

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