Carol William Phillips , Jr

08/28/1950 - 09/01/2023


Mr. Carol William Phillips, Jr. age 73 of Hampton, Va. with a weekend/summer home in Tanglewood sub-division, Bracey, VA. died Friday, September 1, 2023. He was a retired General Foreman for WACO, Inc. Construction, a United States Marine veteran and the widower of Gloria McCaw Phillips.
“Bill” is survived by his son Carol William Phillips III, of Richmond, VA; two step-daughters Dana Overcast and Angela Thomas of Maiden, NC; two grandchildren Karl Phillips and Kelly Phillips of Hampton, VA and two sisters Janis Barnette and Sandy Phillips of Rock Hill, SC. A funeral service will be conducted September 16, 2023 at 2:00 PM in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood Cemetery, South Hill. The family will receive friend’s September 16, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Online condolences may be made through our website, Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Phillips family.

To publish a public condolence:

Complete the Name (your name),

Title (title your condolence message),

and Review (your condolence message).

Then click "Post Review" button to send (at bottom right).

8 reviews of this entry
0.0 rating
0.0 rating

  1. I met Bill at Fort Monroe, when my little dog and I walked on the beach. Bill was such a nice, gentle soul and I looked forward to our talks any time I saw he was there. He just loved my dog and always asked about her if I had left her at home. I’m really going to miss his smile, his soft voice and laugh, and his kind heart. My world was made better because he was in it, and I am grateful for that.

  2. I met Bill 10 years ago at fort Monroe and we became great friends. I considered Bill my brother from another mother and I miss him very much. He and our friend Neil are who I called the original Bench Boy’s of Fort Monroe, I spent countless days with Bill walking and talking out at the fort at a place we called the Oasis. Bill and I would always greet each other with a, “Hey Brother”and no matter what was going on in my life or what kind of mood I was in Bill would always cheer me up! I could always count on Bill to make me laugh very hard with some of the stories he would tell me and funny comments he would make as we enjoyed beautiful sunny days people watching at the fort.
    Bill and I talked about our love for the fort and how our spirits would probably return there frequently and I believe his spirit is still out there today. My condolences to the family and I will miss him dearly. I have many pictures of Bill I would love to send to you Billy so please send me send me a number I can text you some photos.
    Rest in peace my brother, I love and miss you!

  3. A strong leader

    Bill was a good friend and co-worker. We worked together from 1979 to 1985 when I moved to the Waco office in Richmond. We would see each other several times a year after that, until we both retired, about a year apart. Bill was always positive and willing to take on any task. He learned how be a leader and, more importantly he taught others how to lead. He will be missed.

  4. I started with Waco in 1985 – Bill let me know immediately how things operated at the shipyard. A few times I had to actually go to our trailer in the shipyard. Bill would take me around and point out some of the jobs that we had performed over the years – it was nice to link a job site to the job name. After his retirement, he would stop by my office just to say hi and catch up. He was able to attend our Christmas Party last year. The employees that worked under him, would immediately go up to him, shake his hand and chat for a while. They respected him and knew he meant what he said. He spoke of his children a lot. He was proud of all three of them. I will miss him dropping by my office and/or his calls. Rest in peace my friend. You will be greatly missed.

  5. Bill started at Waco in 1979 and was with us for 33 years. I think of the thousands of jobs Bill did and the hundreds and hundreds of people that worked for him over the years. Bill’s influence was vast. Most everyone had great respect for him, and there were a few that didn’t care for him at all, but one thing was certain – if you worked for Bill, you got what you deserved, one way or the other. The more I got to know Bill, the more I found that I could always count on what he said. If he committed to doing something, it was going to be done. If Bill said it happened a certain way, then I knew that’s the way it happened. I had a great amount of respect for him, because that is the way I would want to be thought of, too, and I can’t think of a better compliment than that. I am glad that Bill was able to enjoy 11 years in retirement, and sorry he could not have had more. You had a great life, Bill. Rest in Peace.

  6. Kind Smiles and a Quick Wit

    I was just thinking a couple of days ago that it was getting close to the time of year when I would see Bill again for a checkin on his health insurance. I always looked forward to seeing Bill in the fall and chatting a couple of times during the year. He always had a kind smile, a quick wit, and a compliment that made a girl feel pretty! He dropped a few jokes in there as well. Now I picture him in a boat on the water somewhere beautiful. I teased him that I could only think of Jimmy Buffet when I saw him. Here’s to smooth seas with the ocean at his back and gorgeous sunsets.

  7. Bill was a great mentor for me and a good person. I am honored to have known him and worked with him. I don’t think i would be where I am today without him beliving in me and investing his time into training me. I will truly miss his friendship. Prayers for his family as they walk through this difficult time.

About Us

At Crowder-Hite-Crews we’ve always been proud to say that we are large enough to serve and small enough to care.  When you choose us, we consider this a sacred trust between your family and ours. We offer a full range of funeral service, whether for a traditional funeral or cremation, and we are able to assist families worldwide. In February of 2004 we installed a crematorium to better serve our cremation families.  We now do all cremations in our facility, saving transport to another location for this service.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the cremation process.

Family owned and operated since 1972.

Situated on a 3-acre pastoral setting.

1st Place in Reader’s Choice for Funeral Service (17 years running).

Staff members are active in many civic organizations in the area, including Lions, Rotary, Moose Lodge, Masons, Ruritan, and Chamber of Commerce.

Owners are former Presidents of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association and Southside Funeral Directors Association.

We always help you apply for Social Security and Veterans benefits!

We also help with completing life insurance claim forms.

Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home & Crematory

PO Box 422
1504 N. Mecklenburg Ave.
South Hill, VA 23970
Local (434) 447-7171
Fax (434) 447-3212


Translate this page