Wilfred B. Phillips
October 21, 1913 ‒ March 20, 2015
MANSFIELD: Wilfred B. Phillips, 101, of Mansfield passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 in Oak Grove Manor.
The son of Wayne and Mabel (Rucker) Phillips, Wilfred was born October 21, 1913 in Fredericktown.
Wilfred proudly served in the Army during WWII. Volunteering for the famous 5307th Composite Unit, also known as Merrill’s Marauders (a unit that performed long range special operations jungle warfare in Southeast Asia), Wilfred was honorably discharged in 1945 after valiantly serving his country.
Locally he operated the Red Head Gas Station in Mansfield where he retired after 29 years. He also enjoyed playing cards, especially euchre. Wilfred fished locally and also enjoyed taking fishing trips to Michigan, Florida and other states.
He is survived by his brother Frank Wayne Phillips, Jr. of Fredericktown, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Marie Isabelle Wagner Phillips, sister Wanza Mills and brother Dale Phillips.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 10 a.m. in Oak Grove Memorial Park. Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate and military honors will be performed by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail.
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