Funeral services for Leon Phillips,
74, of Caldwell, who died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1988, in the
Caldwell hospital of natural causes, will be held at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
The Rev. Raymond A. Thompson of the United Methodist Church of
Caldwell will officiate. Burial will follow in Hillcrest
Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
Phillips was born Oct. 31, 1913, at Kato, Mo., a son of
Fleming H. and Martha J. Metcalf Phillips. He was raised
and educated in Missouri. He married Goldie Myers on
April 10, 1937, at Neosho, Mo. They moved to Miami,
where he was a conductor for the Northeast Oklahoma Railroad.
In 1958 they moved to Boise, where he worked as a carpenter
until his retirement in 1973. They came in 1983 to
Caldwell, where they had since resided.
Mr. Phillips enjoyed working with wood, loved music and
playing his guitar, and was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife of Caldwell; two daughters, Barbara
Pool of Homedale, and Lora Finlay of Caldwell; two sons, Sonny
Phillips of Milwaukie, Ore., and Russell Phillips of Kuna; two
sisters, Minnie Andrews of Cassville, Mo., and Violet Ridenour
of Exeter, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A son, a daughter and three brothers died earlier.