Obituary for Roger Phillips

Obituary for Roger Phillips

Roger Lee Phillips of Howe was born Nov. 15, 1948 in Smithville to Charles Emmett and Lenora (Armstrong) Phillips and passed away at his home surrounded by his family on April 4, 2024 in Howe at the age of 75.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday at the Smithville Assembly of God Church in Smithville, with Reverend Jerry Ford officiating. Burial will follow in the Smithville Cemetery, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

Roger was a long-time resident of the area. He worked for Weyerhaeuser Timberland Company as a Timber Tech. Roger attended Indian Baptist Mission Church. He loved hunting, fishing and riding the backroads with his best friend and brother, Charles.  Roger will be missed by all who loved and knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Margaret Phillips, of the home; three daughters Teresa Walker and husband Doug of the Glendale community, Barbara Woodall of Moore, and Bobbie Franklin of Summerfield; one son, Robin Fry, of Bella Vista, Arkansas; two sisters Edna Nichols of Smithville, and Marie Williams and husband Eddie of Fort Worth, Texas; 12 grandchildren Sandy Lee, Donald Walker, Maranda “Tutter” Elder, Ashley Woodall, Kyle Ayler, Tanya Franklin, Andy Franklin, Kaytlen Hairell, Ashley Tuck, Brett Fry, Justin Fry and Kaitlynn Samuels; several great-grandchildren; a special friend, Vicky Stacy; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends whom loved him very much.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers Howard, Cecil, Dale, Clifton and Charles Phillips; two nephews, Little Dale and Howard Dale; one niece, Roxie Phillips; and his dog, Troubles.

Pallbearers are Donald Walker, Robert Lee, Matthew Jones, Bryan Conley, Patrick Conley and Jesse Jones.

Viewing is from 9 a.m. until 11 Saturday at the funeral home.

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