Ellvin N. Phillips

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Ellvin N. Phillips, 93, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015. He was born on May 8, 1922 in Walters, Oklahoma to John Lloyd and Ethel (Doran) Phillips. After Ellvin graduated from high school, he joined the Navy and served his country in WWII. While in the Navy, Ellvin was awarded many medals, including a Navy Good Conduct Medal, a WWII Victory Medal, an American Campaign Medal, an Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and a Navy Occupation Service Medal. Upon his return from the service, he married Bernice and they had two sons. Ellvin lived in Sand Springs and worked for many years as an aircraft mechanic with Boeing in Tulsa. After his retirement, he enjoyed spending some of his time building windmills. Ellvin was a hard-working man who drove a truck for many years. One of his many accomplishments that he was proud of was being able to work on a Space Shuttle. He was also very proud to have his Latter-Day Saint Priest Card. Ellvin was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Raymond, Wayne and Ferrell; his first wife, Bernice, in 1989; his second wife, Mary, in 2004; and one brother, Darrell. He is survived by his son, Nolan Phillips of Fort Gibson; step-son, Richard Shook of Riverton, Utah; two grandsons, Matt and Chris Phillips; four great-grandchildren; and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A graveside funeral service celebrating the life of Ellvin Phillips will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the Walters Cemetery in Walters, Oklahoma. The family has entrusted Bradley Family Funeral Service with the arrangements. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.bradleyfuneralservice.com.
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