I had the honor of knowing Neal
for the last 32 years of my life.From the moment I met Neal
, I saw a quiet soul who had integrity, who meant what he
said, who was honest, funny, and generous to a fault.
During our marriage we went through some hard times, but Neal
taught me to look at the bright side of the hard times, to be independent and how to love.Neal Phillips
was born on June 5, 1936 to Robert and Josephine Phillips of Los Angeles.
...Neal chose to serve his country by joining the Navy on Aug. 25, 1953 and served during the Korean Conflict until May 24, 1957 when he left with an honorable discharge.After leaving the Navy, Neal worked construction jobs.He
was working construction jobs in Ridgecrest when I met him.We were married on March 16, 1974 and Neal's
two teenage children by a former marriage, Vincent and Bonnie, came to live with us.
will be remembered for his
love and service to his
family and friends.He
was always willing to lend a helping hand.He
did not judge others because he
knew that, but for the grace of God, he
would not have the good fortune that he
left us on Sept. 25, 2004, but I believe he
is waiting for us for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.He
was a loving brother to Gary; father to Vincent Phillips and Bonnie Frank; grandfather to Jeremiah and Kris Krill, Kristine, Shannon and Brandon Phillips and Heather Henry; wife to Linda Phillips and friend to many.Neal
is free and in the arms of those who love him and he
will always be in our hearts.