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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.