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Preston Grant Phillips, 71, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2015. He was born on August 5, 1944, in Clinton, Oklahoma to Joe Phillips and Berylene Bredy. He graduated from Stafford High School in 1962. He attended and graduated from Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
Preston entered the United States Air Force in January 1966, served in Vietnam and rose to the rank of Sergeant.
In 1979 he moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and married his loving wife, Charlene. He worked in the automotive and trucking industry for 40 years.
Preston enjoyed watching television, reading western books, drinking coffee, eating chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy, and spending time with family.
Preston is survived by his wife, Charlene Phillips, of 35 years; two children; LaTisha Brogdon of Powder Springs, Georgia and Christopher Phillips of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; son-in-law John Daniel Brogdon of Powder Springs, Georgia. He is also survived by two sisters; Helen Jo Tharp of Custer City, Oklahoma and Iris Rupe of Simi Valley, California and numerous nephews and nieces.
Preston was preceded in death by his parents and beloved step-father, Delbert Bredy.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 7th at Castle Falls Event Center at 1:00 PM. Castle Falls is located at 820 N. MacArthur Blvd. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73127. Interment will be at Ft. Sill National Cemetery on Monday, November 9th at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Integris Hospice House at http://integrisok.com/hospice-oklahoma-city-ok-services-donations