Paul Daniel “Danny” Phillips Sr.

Paul Daniel “Danny” Phillips Sr.

Death 4 Jan 2016 (aged 68)
Burial Lafayette, Contra Costa County, California, USA
Memorial ID 156715498 View Source
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Wedding Anniversary: August 12th

Paul D. Phillips
Mar. 8, 1947 - Jan. 4, 2016
Resident of Antioch
In memory of a Vietnam Veteran Paul D. Phillips
Paul D. Phillips. Sr., of Antioch , 68, died on Monday, January 4, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He died from illnesses caused by exposure from Agent Orange. He was born on March 8th, l947 to Willard and Elizabeth Phillips. He grew up in Concord, Ca, graduated from Mt. Diablo High School in 1965. Paul married Janet Holtrop on August 12, 1967 just three days after
he had received his draft papers to enter into the U.S. Army for the Vietnam War. During the war he served as a Sixth US Army Stock Central Cen Psf in Camp Eagle. It was during this tour in Vietnam that he was repeatedly exposed to Agent Orange defoliant that took his life some 45 years later. He was honorably discharged with full honors in 1970. Having received the National
Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. After returning home from service, Paul, worked for Lucky, mostly in Martinez, Ca., for over 35 years as a journeyman. During his later years, Paul was an avid traveler, having traveled all over the world researching his family history. Most of this was accomplished when he was blind. Paul also had a love for music and animals, especially a love for his dog Brady and Beau. He
was also a sports fan, cheering devotedly on the N.Y. Jets and the Oakland A's. During the last few years of his illness, Paul maintained his lifetime sense of humor, zest for life, and his amazing resilience. He was a stubborn man who had a strong will to live. Even in his last days, Paul gave much love and humor to his friends and family.
Paul is survived by his loving children Nancy, Paul Jr (Kim), Karen (Sterling), Stephanie, and David (Carressa) and his adorable Sabrina, Dylan Hernandez, Elliot Cano, Audrey, and McKenzie. He is also survived by his loyal dog Brady. A Memorial gathering will be held on January 16th, at 1:00 p.m. at the Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints Church 3015 Rio Grande Dr. Antioch. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Wounded Warrior Project in honor of Paul Phillips.

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