Sheldon Lee Phillips

SFC (Ret.) Sheldon Lee Phillips, 75 of Christiansburg, born on 10 March 1935, went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 5, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

His is preceded in death by his parents Berlie & Verlie Phillips. He leaves behind to grieve his passing, his loving wife of fifteen years Evelyn Phillips, two sons, Jeffery Phillips & wife Norris of Carrboro, NC, Michael Kohls & fiancee’ Heidi of Hanau, Germany, two daughters, Brenda Bence & husband MSGT (Ret.) Robert, Daniela Plant & fiance’ Richard Boissoneau of Hubbardston, MA, one step-daughter Becky Cox & husband Lloyd of Willis, one sister Goldie Boyd, of Indian Valley, and one brother James & wife Kathryn of Woodlawn, four grandsons, T.J. & Zachary Plant, Cole Phillips, Calvin Kohls, one granddaughter Alexa Phillips, three step-grand daughters, one step-grandson, two step-great granddaughters, five step-great grandsons. Numerous aunts, Uncles, cousins, friends & also many Army comrades.

He served with honor in the United States Army for twenty-two years obtaining the rank of Sergeant First class. Throughout his career he was stationed in U.S., Germany & in the Vietnam conflict. He received numerous awards and medals including the National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, & the Meritorious Service Medal. After being honorably discharged, he retired in 1980 to Christiansburg. In his retirement, he enjoyed playing golf & was an avid NASCAR fan. He lived his life with integrity, bravery & will always be remembered as our “Hero”

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday December 9, 2010 at the Indian Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Vinton Quesenberry, Rev. Dustin Montgomery, Rev. Harold Cox, Rev. Harvey Carico officiating. Interment to follow in the Indian Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday December 8, 2010 at the church.

Flowers are appreciated or a memorial donation in Sheldon’s honor can be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd.

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