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Harold "Gene" Phillips was born in Arp, Texas on February 5th, 1937 and went to walk with his Savior on June 4th 2017. Gene was the same man on Sunday morning as he was on Saturday night. He had a fire in his heart for the Lord and was devoted to his family, which he always said was his best legacy. He was known for his playful imagination, infectious laugh, and ingenuity. Gene is preceded in death by his parents, Ezra and Elsie Phillips and his brother Neal. He leaves behind to meet again, his wife of 57 years, Leah Phillips, siblings; Don, Barbara, Paul and Ann, his 5 children; Debra, Kevin, Dean, Keith and Karen. He was the best "Papaw" to all 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He will be sorely missed but we are happy he is celebrating his life with Christ. "Your tools are put up, Papaw, your job is done. Time to go on back to the house."