A time of gathering for Lee Phillips will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the VFW, 908 W 25th Avenue in Torrington, Wyoming.
Lee Edward Phillips, 88, of Torrington, Wyoming, succumbed to cancer surrounded by his family April 17, 2019, at The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center in Gillette, Wyoming.
Lee served in the U.S. Navy in the Korean War as an Engineman-2 until 1953 when the war ended. He and Art Thompson built and owned the Ten Pen Tropics bowling alley in Torrington from 1964 until he retired from it in 1981.
Lee loved his friends dearly (you know you are), and also loved fishing, hunting, and joking around. He had a lot of fun in his life and lived it to the fullest.
Lee is survived by his daughter, Gaye Schilling and her husband Everett of Gillette, Wyoming; two grandsons, Drew (Chelsey) Schilling of Gillette, Wyoming, and Garrett Schilling of Bismarck, North Dakota; one great-granddaughter Brylee Schilling of Gillette, Wyoming; three sisters, Diana Johnson (Marlan) of Casper, Wyoming, Ilene Peck of Casper, Wyoming and Betty Harris of Tucson, Arizona; brother-in-law, Ken Avey of Casper, Wyoming, and many other loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Lee was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to everyone.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Bessie Phillips, sister Donna Avey; brother Marion Phillips, and two nieces: Mary Burrows and Amy Bryant.
A special thank you to the people at Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center in Gillette for their loving care, support, and understanding during his final days. Each and everyone one of you made a difference in everything you did.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 West Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com.