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Steven L. Phillips

January 23, 1961 — March 31, 2023

Steven L. Phillips

On Friday, March 31, 2023, Steven Lee Phillips, 62, of Temple, TX, passed away unexpectedly while recovering from recent knee surgery.

Steve was born January 23, 1961, son of the late Alonza Lee (“Teen”) and Elizabeth Ann (“Ducky”) Campbell Phillips. He was predeceased by his grandparents Bransford and Gladys Phillips and Raymond and Edna Campbell.

Left to cherish Steve’s memory are his partner and best friend, Danny Burchette; Uncle, Finley Campbell; and Aunt and Uncle, Judy and Guy Eavers. Also surviving are numerous cousins, life-long friends, loving members of the Burchette family and his beloved canine “kid”, Cody.

Steve grew up in Lofton, Virginia and was a member of Mt. Joy Presbyterian Church. He graduated from Riverheads High School Class of 79 and attended Old Dominion College. Prior to retirement, he worked in management with Leather Loft, Inc. in Waynesboro and Wytheville, VA and San Marcos, TX.

Steve was an excellent cook with desserts being his specialty. He was always ready to try a new recipe and share his successes or failures – either way ending up delicious! He loved his “older” neighborhood in Temple, especially at Christmas. He enjoyed sharing holiday treats, outdoor lighting displays and decorating the tree with sentimental family ornaments.

Honoring Steve’s wishes for cremation and burial with family in Virginia, a graveside service will be conducted Saturday May 13, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Mount Carmel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 6410 Lee Jackson Highway, Raphine, VA 24472.
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Past Services


Saturday, May 13, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mount Carmel Presbyterian Church Cemetery


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