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Henry Hank Rodgers Phillips


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Henry Hank Rodgers Phillips Obituary
Henry Hank Rodgers Phillips, born on January 6, 1926 in Durango, Colorado, United States of America, to the late Meteor Legare Wiggin and the late John Thomas Phillips, passed away at age 92 on January 16, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona, United States of America. He attended Fort Lewis College and Bob Jones University. From 1944 to 1946, Henry served in the Navy in World War II. Henry was the loving husband of Doris Ruth Phillips. He is survived by his son, Stephen Arnold Vail; and daughter, Sharon Lee Jones.

Henry loved photography, playing harmonica and singing, outdoor activities, and there are many more. He was a prayer group member at First Baptist Church of Durango, Colorado and a deacon at West High Baptist Church of Phoenix, Arizona. Henry also was a fireman (shoveled coal into the coal box on the 315 and the Emma Sweeney). These trains were in some movies that he played in either as a stunt person or stand in. Also, he helped with Christian movies that were produced by Don Ross of Harvest Films. These were Christian films and Henry not only did the photography, but, he had parts in the films, and also, was behind the scenes helping Don Ross.

Those who wish may donate in Henry's name to in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West High Baptist Church Missionary Ministry.

Friends and family are welcome to attend the memorial service, officiated by Pastor Jim Reed, on Saturday, January 27 from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. at West High Baptist Church, Arizona, United States of America.
Published in The Durango Herald on Feb. 19, 2018
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