Glen Phillips, 78 of Bismarck, passed peacefully from this world into eternity on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, surrounded by family members and close friends. He was born on July 10, 1931 in Brawley, Calif., the son of the late Floyd and Flo Summitt Phillips. Glen was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester and Eugene Phillips.

Glen Phillips, 78 of Bismarck, passed peacefully from this world into eternity on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, surrounded by family members and close friends. He was born on July 10, 1931 in Brawley, Calif., the son of the late Floyd and Flo Summitt Phillips. Glen was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester and Eugene Phillips.
 Glen was a longtime, faithful member of Oak Bower Church where he served as Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent. As a “backbone” of the Church, he contributed countless hours of labor and love in service to his Lord. Glen was loved beyond measure and will be greatly missed by the members of the church congregation, whom he loved so deeply and unconditionally. He was a talented musician who played and sang for the glory of God. Glen was an avid outdoorsman who, with his wife by his side, enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and basking in the beauty of nature. He also loved to garden. Glen and his family always grew a bountiful garden and shared fresh vegetables with their neighbors. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served in the Korean conflict. Glen worked as a carpenter for Reynolds Metal Company and after retirement worked for the Corp of Engineers.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Margaret Nelson Phillips of Bismarck; one daughter, Sheila Whitley of Bismarck; three sons, Gary, Carl and Michael Phillips, all of Bismarck; one brother, Arlen (Joe) Phillips of Glen Rose; step-niece, Melba Reed of Story, cousin, Jackie Bates of Hot Springs; six grandchildren, Kristi Belomy of Hot Springs, Courtney Phillips of Bismarck, Neil Whitley of Caney, Tosha Torres of Tahlequah, Okla., Brittany and Justine Phillips both of Gore, Okla. and seven great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010 at Welch Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Thornton and Bro. Bobby Looper officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until service time on Sunday. Interment will be in Oak Bower Cemetery at a later date.
Honorary pallbearers will be sons, Gary, Carl & Mike Phillips, grandsons, Neil Whitley and Justin Phillips and nephews, Ricky Phillips and Terry Joe Phillps.
Memorials may be made to Oak Bower Church of Christ, c/o Tommy Hodges, 3368 Highway 7, Bismarck, AR 71929
Arrangements are entrusted to Welch Funeral Home. Visit www.welchfh.net to sign the online guest book and view the video tribute.