It was on March 13, 2013 that Daryl Duaine Phillips, 58, quietly slipped away and entered into eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Daryl was born October 27, 1954 at Mare Island Naval Base in Vallejo, California to Daryl “Phil” Phillips and Nancy Sweeney-Phillips.
He was an avid fisherman who loved the outdoors and as descriptions go, was the perfect example of a “rolling stone”. Throughout his travels and happenstance of interesting people he acquired a multitude of skills that ranged from mechanics to farming and even security guard. He was truly a “Jack of all trades”. Daryl fought many a battle throughout his life, beginning with a brain tumor at the tender age of nine. Although the remnants of this early disease continued to challenge him through difficult circumstances and questionable choices, he always managed to overcome and persevere.
A little known fact about Daryl from the rare few, who knew him closely, was that beneath that rough and tumble appearance was a sensitive, compassionate, and generous man. He held the title of ordained Minister with Universal Live Church of Modesto California. His love of family, the less fortunate, and animals of all kinds was immeasurable. He was but a simple man with a simple approach to life and always a true friend to the friendless. His amusing antics and unique perspective will be greatly missed by many.
Daryl was preceded in death by his parents, and his oldest son Paul Duaine Phillips.
He is survived by his love and companion of more than 16 years, charlotte McHugh; two sons: Jason Phillips, of Eureka, California, Jerrod (Erin) Phillips, of Cottonwood, California; daughter Kimberly (Pat) Morris, of Gridley, California; four sisters: Sue (Dave) Jefferson, of Napa, California, Joy (Kurt) Klackle, of Paradise, California, Kay (Bob) Mower, of Biggs, California, Rea Richins, of Gridley, California; and one brother, Shane Wilson, of Paradise, California. He was also a grandfather to 13 beautiful grandchildren and a loving family member to numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family suggests donations to the Oroville Rescue Mission or a charity of your choice.
Private inurnment will be at Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, California