Phillips, Richard Glenn “Butch”
Richard Glenn “Butch” Phillips, age 73, passed away May 27, 2018 at Hospice in
Spokane. Butch was born October 13, 1944 in Wapato, Washington to parents, Richard
Eldon and Opal (Walker) Phillips. He had two sisters and one step sister.
Butch served in the US Army from October 13, 1961 to May 8, 1963. He received the
Army Occupation Medal (Berlin) and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He spent at
least 30 years driving truck. He also worked as a mechanic repairing vehicles. Butch
loved teasing people and you never knew what he was going to say. He also loved to
go fishing and tell stories.
Butch is survived by his wife, Teresa Smith-Phillips, daughters Glenda, Debbie,
Heather, Amanda, Suanna and sons Glen, Ricky, Richard and Joey. He is also survived
by his “four legged kids”, Dawg and Houdini. He is preceded in death by his parents,
his daughter Brenda, his son Rick, two sisters, Donna and Shirley.
A memorial will be held June 16th, 11:00 a.m. at the Calvary Assembly of God Church,
Lind WA. Teresa requested memorials be made to the Lind Senior Center, PO Box 345,
Lind, WA 99341-0345 or charity of your choice.