Ralph Albert ‘Peanut’ Phillips

Ralph Albert ‘Peanut’ Phillips, 91, of Donna, Texas, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

Ralph Albert Phillips was born Jan. 15, 1922 in Ray County to Grover C. and Dora E. (Travillion) Phillips. Mr. Phillips was united in marriage to Mary Lou Blair May 17, 1946; they enjoyed 67 years of marriage.

Survivors in Texas include his wife, Mary Lou; one son, Pat Dave Phillips and three granddaughters. Local survivors include one brother, Benjamin F. Phillips of Camden; three sisters, Virginia Carter of Richmond, June Racy of Rayville and Becky Campbell of Pruitt, Ark. and one aunt, Maxine Travillion of Richmond.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, James Phillips, Charles Phillips and John W. “Dub” Phillips; six sisters, Dessie M. Phillilps, Margaret Lancy, Betty Whittle, France Tutor, Mabel Haller and Zella Mae Hartman.

Peanut was a mechanic and built homes. He owned and operated the Phillips Gas Station in Knoxville in 1946. He served his country in the United State Army during WWII, where he received a Purple Heart. Peanut was loved by all of his family and friends. He was one of 14 children.

He has been cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.

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