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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
Source: Moore Funeral Home & Crematory, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Thursday, November 16, 2017
Descendant of Joel Phillips and Elizabeth Harrington (Family Group 8)
Photo published with obituary.