William Walter Phillips, Jr., 81 of Vero Beach, passed away Monday, September 6, 2021 at Consulate Health Care, Vero Beach.
Bill was born in Aurora, Illinois and has lived in the Indian River County area for 13 years coming from Louisville, Kentucky with his wife, Christine.
He was a fire fighter serving the Batavia, Illinois Fire Department until he retired as Captain. After his retirement from BFD Bill began a second career with Easter Seals transporting special needs children to their various appointments. A job he truly loved.
Bill was a veteran having served in the United States Air Force from 1959-1963.
He loved scuba diving and loved being on the ocean. Bill also spent many hours observing nature and enjoyed playing tennis in his younger years.
Survivors include his loving wife Christine Phillips of Vero Beach; children, William “Billy” Phillips of Bermuda, Moira Amaral of Vero Beach, Stephen Phillips and Oliver Phillips both of Kentucky; sister, Charlyn Noble of Hickory, North Carolina; brother, Bob Phillips of Big Rock, Illinois; special cousins, Marilyn and Ken McAllister of Morristown, New Jersey as well as numerous cousins and grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Association of Indian River County, 2300 5th Ave # 150, Vero Beach, FL 32960 in memory of William Walter Phillips.
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