Parke W. Phillips

Apr 21 1938
Jan 21 2024
85 Years

Parke W. Phillips, 85, of Lancaster, PA, passed on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at the Neffsville Nursing and Rehab Center in Lancaster where he resided. Born in Parkesburg, he was the son of the late Emory E. Phillips, Sr. and Florence Leonidas Phillips.

Parke was employed, for over 35 years, as an orderly at the Berks Heim County Home in Reading, PA.

Throughout his life, he was very interested in all aspects of geography.  As a youth he was a member of Latta Memorial Presbyterian Church, Christiana, PA, and in later life, Highland Presbyterian Church, Lancaster.

He is survived by three siblings; Emory E. Phillips, Jr. and wife Cynthia of Lititz, PA, Rose Marie Ranck of Downingtown, PA and Shirley Ann West of Ephrata, PA and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an older sister, June Elaine Phillips.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, February 19, 2024, at 11:30 AM at the Penningtonville Presbyterian Cemetery, 406 Main St., Atglen, PA 19310.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, PA.  Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Feb 19 2024 - 11:30am
Service Location: 
Penningtonville Presbyterian Cemetery, 406 Main St., Atglen, PA 19310.


Emory, Rose & Shirley, 

I wanted you to know that caring for Parke was an honor. Parke was a gentle man, sweet, kindhearted and very polite. He loved you and talked about you all the time. He was proud of his family. I spent many enjoyable hours with Parke and it deeply breaks my heart that he is gone. But I know he is with God and his body is completely healed and he must be eating Italian subs, his favorite. Thank you for sharing your brother! He blessed my life. 

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We appreciate your kind words and are grateful for the care you gave him 

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