SHAD A. PHILLIPS II
Aug. 30, 1949 – Sept. 30, 2011
WENDELL – Shadrick “Shad” Aston Phillips II, passed away Friday, September 30, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. A wonderful husband, father, and grandfather; he was a native of Wake County and son to the late Shadrick Aston Phillips & Cleo Tippett Phillips. He worked as shipping supervisor at Pender Nursery until his retirement earlier this year. He proudly served as a volunteer fireman with the Wendell Fire Department for over 15 years. He also coached girls’ softball and Wendell Mighty Mite football for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patricia Hix Phillips, children Michael Phillips (Leah) of Wendell, Chris Phillips (Danielle) of Louisburg, & Cynthia Phillips Asta (Thomas) of Raleigh, siblings, James Phillips (Brenda) of Ocala, FL, Ernie Phillips (Deanne) of Clayton, Betty Hill (Buster) of Raleigh, Sheila Jessup of Garner, and Mary Brown of Raleigh, Grandchildren, Ava, Gabi, Alex, Jacob, Morgan, Riley, Mason, & soon to be adopted grandchildren, Gladys and Pauline.
Funeral service, 11 am, Thursday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Pitt Family Cemetery 193 Pitt Farm Ln, Macclesfield, NC, 27852.
Visitation, 7 – 8:30 pm, Wednesday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, & other times at the home. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net.