Robert Lee Philips, 82, of Strang, departed this life on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the Heartsworth Center for Nursing in Vinita.

He was born July 22, 1931, in Spavinaw, to John Henry and Mary Gladys (Robertson) Phillips. He was a graduate of Jay High School and served his country in the United States Army from July 1949 until August 1953.

Earlier in life, he married Elnora M. Nipp on Aug. 13, 1952, in Gainesville, Texas, they were married for 31 years. They have three children, two boys and a daughter.

He married Anna Marie Pedersen on Dec. 19, 1983, in Derby, Colo., she survives of the home.

Robert worked most of his life as a welder and truck driver until his retirement. He loved to spend time fishing and riding horses until his health no longer permitted him to do so.

Robert was a member of the Church on the Hill in Spavinaw.

The family includes his wife, Anna of the home; two sons, Keith Phillips of Ardmore, and Bobby Phillips and wife, Mary Ann of Ardmore; daughter, Elaine Owens and husband, Sam of Ardmore; grandchildren, Jodi Davis, Kevin Phillips, Jerry Keith Phillips, Richard "Sparky" Phillips, Robert Phillips, Joshua Owens and Casey Owens; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Lawrence McClain (deceased) and sister-in-law, Jean McClain of Ketchum, and James McClain and wife, Jane of Ketchum; sisters, Zetta Delilah Scott "Dee" (deceased), Shirley Fowler of Strang, Ernestine Wright of Ketchum, and Loretta Tugman of Vinita.

Others preceding him in death were his parents and stepfather.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 this evening at the Luginbuel South Grand Lake Funeral Home in Langley.

The graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at the Mose-Ridge Cemetery near Topsy, with Pastor Benny Paul officiating.

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Arrangements are by the Luginbuel South Grand Lake Funeral Home of Langley.