On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Ralph Patrick Phillips of North Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully at age 72 surrounded by his loving family.
Ralph was born on Feb. 13, 1948, in Brighton, Mass. He proudly served during the Vietnam Conflict in the U.S. Army and worked 30 years for the telephone company before retiring to the North Myrtle Beach area in 1999. Ralph enjoyed golfing in his retirement, was an avid Boston sports fan and loved spending time with his family and many grandchildren.
Ralph was preceded in death by his father, Wadleigh Phillips; his mother, Eileen (Linnane) Phillips; his sister, Janet Ballantine; and his brother, John Phillips. He is survived by his wife Sue “Susie” (Joyner) Phillips; his brother, Robert Phillips and wife Karen; his brother, Lawrence Phillips; and his sister, Eileen Nardone and husband Ron. He is also survived by his three children, Michael Phillips and wife Jodie, Amy Johnson and husband Brett and Bryan Phillips and wife Keri; step-children, Kevin Ammons and wife Wendi and Jason Ammons; eleven grandchildren, Nate, Emily, Charlie, Ashley, Henry, Mary Kenyon, Aiden, Braden, Adelyn, Colin and Holden; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held on Friday, June 5, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach. A private burial will be held at a future date at Massachusetts National Cemetery.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.