HARRISVILLE- Vance Mickey C. Phillips Jr., 71, Marshey Rd., died Saturday afternoon at Carthage Area Hospital where he had been a patient several weeks.
His funeral service will be held Thursday April 10th at 1100 am at the Adirondack Funeral Home. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the funeral home. Spring burial with military honors will be held in Harrisville Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.adirondackfh.com.
He was born in Gouverneur February 5, 1943 to Vance C. and Carol Walton Phillips. He graduated from Gouverneur Central School in 1960. He enlisted in the US Navy and served for seven years. He then enlisted in the US Coast Guard and served for 16 years, retiring in 1983. He married Sharon Weaver April 16, 1966 in Harrisville.
After retirement from the Coast Guard, he was employed at various positions and lastly as a Federal police officer at Fort Drum.
He was an avid sportsman, a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather.
He was a member of the US Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association, the Gouverneur VFW and the Carthage American Legion.
He is survived by four children and their spouses, Scott and Autumn, Pitcairn, Mickey Buster and Robin, Brasher Falls, Karen and Jerry Maples, Grand Bay, AL, and Crystal and Michael Mielnicki, Maine. He has 19 grandchildren, four great – grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He also has five siblings, Jane and John Fleming, Sturgis, SD, Earl and Bonnie, Ogdensburg, Bruce and Benda, Salt Lake, Utah, David, Buffalo and Trudy and Chris Ellis, Gouverneur.
He is predeceased by his parents and a brother Lawrence.