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William "Bill" Phillips

April 14, 1932 ~ June 21, 2022 (age 90)


William “Bill” Reid Phillips, age 90, of Crossett, Arkansas, passed away on June 21, 2022.  He was born on April 14, 1932, in Fountain Hill, Arkansas, to Robert Ray Phillips and Ora Hester.  Bill was a banker and loan officer at First National Bank in Crossett, and received his Bachelor’s degree from Arkansas A&M in Monticello, Arkansas.  Bill was a deacon and former treasurer at First Baptist Church in Crossett.  He was also on the board of directors for the Ashley County Skilled Workshop and Crossett Housing Authority.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joann Deal Phillips; a brother, Millard Phillips; and a sister, Elsa Casson.

He is survived by his son, Terry Phillips (Jennifer) of Springdale, Arkansas; three  grandchildren, Holland Belline of Fayetteville, Arkansas,  Neal Phillips of Springdale, Arkansas and Erin Terry (Dennis) of Cave Springs, Arkansas;  two great grandchildren, Jack and Brax Terry, both of Cave Springs;  two siblings, Gladys Lane of Lubbock, Texas and James Phillips (Maxine) of Houston, Texas;  one sister in law, Jean Kilcrease of Crossett, Arkansas, and a host of nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 10:30 A.M. on June 24, 2022 at First Baptist Church of Crossett with Dr. Jamie Staley officiating.  Interment in Pinewood Memorial Park.

Visitation will begin at the church just before the service at 9:00 A.M.\

In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation to American Caner Society at or by calling 800-227-2345 or to

First Baptist Church of Crossett, 701 Main St., Crossett, AR  71635 or call 870-364-4167 or visit

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 Service Program for Bill Phillips


June 24, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
First Baptist Church (Crossett, Arkansas)

Celebration of Life
June 24, 2022

10:30 AM
First Baptist Church (Crossett, Arkansas)

Interment following funeral service
June 24, 2022

Pinewood Memorial Park
688 Hwy 52 W
Hamburg, AR 71646

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