Phillips, Carl J.

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Carl J. Phillips, 73, of Christiansburg, Va. passed away on Monday, October 15, 2007.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ruth Phillips; and a brother, James Phillips; and his wife, Dorothy M. Phillips.

He was a veteran having served in the Air Force, retired from Corning Glass Works, and a beloved member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Christine Phillips; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Mark Salmon; granddogs, Lea and Nina; many nieces and nephews; and close friends, Alan Taylor and Charlie Taylor. Special thanks to Stan Thompson.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at the Horne Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be held followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2007 at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 834 Ellett Road, Christiansburg with the Rev. Stan Thompson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Diane Matthews, 600 Gold Leaf Drive, Christiansburg, Va. 24073 or the American Cancer Society, 2840 Electric Road, Suite 106A, Roanoke, Va. 24018. The Phillips Family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, 382-2612. Online condolences may be sent by visiting