Alva "Nank" Lee Phillips
October 29, 1918 - March 15, 2009
Van Alstyne - Alva (Nank) Phillips, 90 years old, passed away Sunday,
March 15, 2009 at his home in Van Alstyne. Funeral services will
be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Flesher Funeral Home
Chapel in Van Alstyne. Bro. Doug Bickenbach and Bro. Shannon Jackson
will be officiating.
Nank was born in Collin County in the Sedalia Community, October
29, 1918 to Robert (Dee) Phillips and Lola Mae Creswell Phillips.
He was an Air Force Veteran of World War II. After returning home
from the military service, Nank and his family owned and operated Phillips
Grocery for thirty five years.
Nank was well known in the Van Alstyne area. He was a long
time businessman and active in the community.
He married Nellie Bell, September 28, 1940, in Sherman, Texas.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-eight years; three daughters,
Dot Rogers; Lana Briscoe; and Kitty Alexander and husband Tracy; one son,
John Phillips and wife Bobbie, all of Van Alstyne; four grandsons, Jimmy
Rogers and wife Karen; David Rogers and wife Pam; Jacob Alexander, Joshua
Alexander, all of Van Alstyne; one granddaughter, Penny Murley and husband
Brent; two great-grandsons, Austin Rogers and Kolton Taylor; two great-granddaughters,
Hanna Murley and Madison Murley, all of Van Alstyne; two brothers, Tony
Phillips and wife Pat of Sherman; David Phillips and wife Deryl of Denison;
four sisters, Sally Hendricks and husband Joe of Garland, Genita Harden,
Lavell Adams; and Billy Biggerstaff all of Van Alstyne. He is also
survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded
in death by his parents and one sister, Coy Young.
Pallbearers will be Dude Crook, Danny Turner, Eddie Williams, Johnny
Mac Bell, Mike Hynds, and David Schatz. Honorary pallbearers are
Robert Hynds, Harry Hunter, Jim Rogers, and Gary Lewallen.
The family will be at Flesher Funeral Home from 6-8 pm Tuesday evening.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations to be made to
Victory Home Health and \Hospice, 809 Gallager Suite D., Sherman, Texas,