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Royce (DeWayne) Phillips

January 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Sunday, February 26, 1956
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 14:00
North Side Baptist Church
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Royce (DeWayne) PhillipsRoyce (DeWayne) Phillips
Royce (DeWayne) Phillips, age 56, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at his home in Benbrook. DeWayne was born in Lamesa, Texas on February 26, 1956 to Bob and Elda Phillips. He attended his first nine years of school in Kermit, Texas and moved to Weatherford In 1971 where he graduated from Weatherford High School in 1974. He attended college in San Marcus, Texas.

DeWayne married Carol Smith in 1985. He worked as a self employed bricklayer for ten years until he joined the family business as a truck driver for 23 years.

DeWayne was not only tall in stature, he was a giant of a man from all that loved him so dearly and he loved in return. Through all the physical disabilities he endured in the last few years, his mind never faltered. His talents were endless and amazing. He will truly be forever missed.

DeWayne was preceded in death by his four grandparents, a cousin, his sister-in-law, and a father-in-law.

His is survived by his wife of 27 years, Carol Phillips of Benbrook, daughter, Laura Beth Cole of Benbrook, twin daughter and son Amy and fiancé Robert Weist of Fort Worth, and Eric Phillips and wife Heather of Benbrook. Six grandchildren, Bobby and Harrison Cole, Faye Weist, Jake, Abbey and Gracie Phillips. His parents, Bob and Elda Phillips of Weatherford, brother Rodney Phillips and wife Dawne of Weatherford and sister Diane Lamb and her husband Greg of Weatherford. He is also survived by all his aunts, uncles, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, September 17

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Lipan Meet, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 18

  • AHS JV at Crowley, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall, Weatherford 9th grade center

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Harvest Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

  • AHS at Cleburne;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Harvest Christian Academy at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Keller Central 9th grade Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Marcus II Invitational, Westlake Park in Hickory Creek, Texas 75065, 7:30 a.m.

Monday, September 22

  • Week of Sept. 22, Aledo Middle School at Burleson Hughes

Tuesday, September 23

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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