Lin­wood Bar­ton “Bart” Phillips

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Phillips, Lin­wood Bar­ton “Bart”

A na­tive Tul­san died Novem­ber 11, 2017.

He was born July 29, 1927 and the third son of Emit Lin­wood Phillips and Lois Lundy Phillips. He at­tended

Lee, Ho­race Mann and grad­u­ated in 1944 at the age of 16 from Tulsa Cen­tral

High School. Bart was very in­volved in the Boy Scouts.

He was a part of the fam­ily of four gen­er­a­tions that ob­tained the rank of Ea­gle Scout. He at­tended the Univer­sity of Arkansas and was a mem­ber of the Kappa Sigma Fra­ter­nity and the cross coun­try track team.

Dur­ing World War II he served in the U. S. Army Head­quar­ters of the Quar­ter­mas­ter Corp. He grad­u­ated from the Univer­sity of Tulsa in 1950 with a B.A. de­gree in Eco­nom­ics. On De­cem­ber 26, 1947, he mar­ried Mary Jane Mc­Goldrick whom he met in 7th grade and who pre­ceded him in death. They had six chil­dren: two sons David and Jack and four daugh­ters, Cyn­thia, Janet, Mar­cie, and Mary. On July 2, 1988 he mar­ried Betty Brewer Fos­ter who pre­ceded him in death.

He started his ca­reer with Sun­ray Oil Co. at their Dun­can, Ok­la­homa re­fin­ery. He was trans­ferred back to Tulsa and in 1989 af­ter 40 years of ser­vice he re­tired from Sunoco Inc. as man­ager of ad­min­is­tra­tion. He was a mem­ber of Down­town Ki­wa­nis Club and an Emer­i­tus mem­ber of Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion. He was founder and pres­i­dent of the Tulsa Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety. His in­ter­est in ge­neal­ogy lead him to pub­lish a book on the Phillips fam­ily ge­neal­ogy. He ded­i­cated over 25 years vol­un­teer­ing for St. John Aux­il­iary and Meals on Wheels. Bart was an ac­tive mem­ber of Christ the King Catholic Church. He was a mem­ber of South­ern Hills Coun­try Club. He en­joyed trav­el­ing and paint­ing. He was a very tal­ented artist. His paint­ings are trea­sured by fam­ily and friends. Bart cared for and loved his fam­ily more than any­thing in the world.

Pre­ced­ing him in death were his brothers, Ralph Phillips and Roy B. Phillips, and son-in-law Don Spears. He is sur­vived by his sis­ter Elaine Gun­der­son of Se­dona, Ari­zona and his chil­dren Cindy Poor and her hus­band Larry, Jan Spears, David L. Phillips and his wife Con­nie, Mar­cie Owen and her hus­band Joe, Mary Pohlman and her hus­band Jim, Jack B. Phillips, Robert Fos­ter, Jr. and his wife Lisa, David Fos­ter and his wife Jeanne, Jim Fos­ter; and sev­en­teen grand­chil­dren: Mark Hall, Brian Hall, Dean Spears, Al­li­son Buck­holts, Elizabeth She­p­el­wich, Robert Phillips, Mary Phillips, Jack Owen, Bart Pohlman, Joe Pohlman, Ash­ley Diele­man, Trey Fos­ter, John Fos­ter, Jamie Fos­ter, Matthew Fos­ter, Kennedy Fos­ter, Alex Fos­ter; and ten great grand­chil­dren.

A Rosary will be prayed Wed­nes­day evening at 7:00 p.m. at Christ the King Church. Fu­neral Mass will be Thurs­day at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King fol­lowed by a pri­vate fam­ily burial.

In lieu of flow­ers, con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Meals on Wheels, Up With Trees, and the Christ the King Ed­u­ca­tional En­dow­ment Fund.

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