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Lester "Leck" Campbell Phillips

August 25, 1930 February 19, 2019
Lester "Leck" Campbell  Phillips
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Obituary for Lester "Leck" Campbell Phillips

Mr. Lester “Leck” Campbell Philllips, 88, of Dunn died Tuesday morning at his residence. He was born in Sampson County on August 25, 1930 to the late Floyd and Erma Hawley Phillips. He was preceded in death by his wife, Winifred “Wimp” Phillips, and two sisters, Avis P. Strickland and Sadie P. Beasley.

Leck began working for H.P. Johnson Oil Company in 1959. In 1963, he ventured into trucking, winning state contracts to work on the completion of I-95 through most of North Carolina. He expanded his trucking operation to include hauling sand and gravel for Nello Teer Company.

Leck started his trash hauling operation in 1968. He then built a nationally recognized waste management business that serviced locations from Florida to Alaska. He was a pioneer in the waste management business.

In 2001, he was honored with the one of the highest awards given by the Occoneeche Council of the Boy Scouts, the Distinguished Service Award. He was a lifelong member of Spring Branch Baptist Church.

A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Spring Branch Baptist Church by Rev. Michael Worley and Rev. Tim McQueen. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.

He is survived by two sons, Ray Phillips and wife Debbie, Bobby Phillips and wife Jennifer all of Dunn, a brother; Cephas “Zeke” Phillips and wife Sharon of Godwin, a sister, Mavis Fields of Dunn, four grandchildren; Marc Phillips and wife Courtney, Andy Phillips and wife Christina, Beth Greene and husband Patrick, Robert Phillips, II and wife Laura, nine great grandchildren; Christian, Curran, and Emily Greene, Trisden, Kensley, Finley and Sailor Phillips, Campbell and Caroline Phillips.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Spring Branch Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Spring Branch Baptist Church, 2391 North Spring Branch Rd. Dunn, NC 28334.

Services are provided by Skinner & Smith Funeral Home of Dunn.


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Visitation

Thursday

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10:00 AM 2/21/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/21/2019 11:00:00 AM
Spring Branch Baptist

2391 N. Spring Branch Rd
Dunn, NC 28334

Spring Branch Baptist
2391 N. Spring Branch Rd Dunn 28334 NC
United States

Funeral Services

Thursday

21

Feb

11:00 AM 2/21/2019 11:00:00 AM
Spring Branch Baptist

2391 N. Spring Branch Rd
Dunn, NC 28334

Spring Branch Baptist
2391 N. Spring Branch Rd Dunn 28334 NC
United States
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