Elliott "Phil" Oliver Phillips Sr., SFC (Ret.)August 4, 1940 ~ April 18, 2017 (age 76)
On April 18, 2017, Elliott O. “Phil” Phillips Sr., SFC (Ret.), passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 76. Born in Chicago, Phil lived in Gambrills for 38 years. Devoted husband of 53 years to Juanita B. Phillips (nee Beaton); beloved father of Elliott O. Phillips Jr. (Lillian) of North Carolina and Brian K. Phillips of California, caring brother of Kenneth G. Phillips, Marian Gilbert, Gordon Phillips and George Phillips, all of Illinois; cherished grandfather of Joshua, Corey, and Rosa Phillips and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Barbara Hall, Louise Powell, Edgar, Thomas Jr. and Harold Phillips.
Phil was a proud member of the United States Army for 27, serving first in the Field Artillery and then in the Signal Corps. After retirement he turned his passion for photography into a business, “Phil’s Photos”. Seeking to serve his community, Phil has served as President of the BWI-Linthicum Rotary Club, Commander of the American Legion Post #141 in Annapolis, and President of The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA). Phil also enjoyed charity work and helped with the photography and other activities for the Annapolis Drum & Bugle Corps, The Youth Corps, the Annapolis Boys and Girls Club, the Stanton Center, The Banneker Museum, was a member of the West County Democratic Club, and various other organizations. Phil served as the photographer for the reconstruction of the historical Bates High School in Annapolis. As a representative of the Global Soap Project, Phil organized hotels across Maryland to donate soap for humanitarian missions in Africa. Phil was also an avid member of the CARRS Beach Hand Dancing Association.
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