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Aubert "Spike" Phillis

Aubert "Spike" Phillis, age 73, of Cove, died Friday, January 26, 2018 at his home. He was born on Tuesday, March 21, 1944 to Aubert B. Phillis, Sr. and Marguerite Welsh Phillis in Gardiner, Maine.

Spike was a contractor for many years where he built custom homes and carpentry. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era and came home as a Staff Sergeant E-6. He was honored to have a statute of himself and two other soldiers in Tunica, Mississippi. He loved to help people, be the boss, go camping, watching the deer in his backyard, spending time with his wife, his kids, and especially his grandchildren. Spike was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Aubert B. Phillis, Sr., and Marguerite Welsh Phillis; his mother-in-law, Ginny Hendricks; his sister, Toni St. Peter; his sister-in-law, Jackie Phillis; and brother-in-laws, Skip Dutil and Don Smith.

Spike is survived by his wife, Debi Hendricks of Cove; one son and daughter in law, Lane and Jenifer Hendricks of Lake Charles, Louisiana; five daughters and sons in law, Janna and Kevin Meythaler of Huntsville, Kristina and Charles Dixon of Cove, Amber Hendricks of Mena, Stacie and Johnny McLellan of Huntington and Taryn Jinks of Cove; one brother and sister in law, George and Faye Phillis of Maine; sisters and brothers in law, Madeline and Gordan Doughty, Ann Dutil and Sheila Smith all of Maine; his father in law, Chuck Hendricks and wife, Inez of Mena; fourteen grandchildren, Hayden Hendricks, Laila Billings, Kavon and Trinity Vincent, Kadi, Mia, and Laci Dixon, Mark, Kelli, and Jordyn Meythaler, Baylee, Logan, and Reed McLellan, and Loretta Johnston; one great granddaughter, Kylee Parnell; two cherished sons, Tony Davis of Cove and Josh Davidson of Centerton; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 29, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Stacy Strother officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 2-4 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

Pallbearers are John McLain, Dustin Burk, Matthew Broach, Michael Richardson, Jamie Williams, and Bobby Jones. Honorary Pallbearers are Mark Meythaler, Logan McLellan, Reed McLellan, and Kavon Vincent.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

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