Boyd Alvin Phillips, 72 of Louisburg, NC, passed away on , May 15, 2015.
Boyd was born on October 26, 1942 the son of Austin Phillips and Velmalene Willmon Phillips. Boyd’s life began in the countryside of rural Arkansas where soon after high school he enrolled in the US Navy. He went on to volunteer in the submariners program and served his country in the highest honor during some of the most critical times during the Cold War. After a distinguished career in the Navy he returned to school and earned a degree in engineering and business. He continued his Civil Service as an engineer for the US Postal Service designing and engineering data centers throughout the country. He was a dedicated employee for 20 years and retired after over 30 years of combined military and government service. However, Boyd was most at home in the outdoors pursuing his lifelong passion of the hunting, fishing and shooting sports. He was an accomplished trap shooter and pursued the tournament circuit in the west before moving east and settling in Virginia. Boyd never lost the passion for his most cherished or hobbies and was an entrusted mentor to others that desired the same level of excellence in these sports. Boyd had a personality and ambition for his pursuit of these activates that at times was larger than he was. Always helpful and willing to offer assistance to others and cultivating countless friendships along his journey, he will be missed by many. He is survived by his daughters Dineen Bethke, Nancy Faye Phillips, his son Brett Alan Phillips, and his granddaughter Shawnna Sornnelt.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, May 19, 2015, from 7:00pm until 8:30pm at Lancaster Funeral & Cremation Services, 804 N. Bickett Blvd. Louisburg, NC 27549. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 11:00am also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park in Louisburg, NC.
Arrangements are being handled by Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services. Online condolences may be made to www.lancasterfcs.com