***UPDATED WITH SERVICE INFORMATION***
Gary Claude Phillips, 74, of Bedford, died Thursday, July 9, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Bedford, VA on May 14, 1946 a son of the late Claude Milton Phillips and Helen Virginia Sarver Phillips. He was owner/operator of Phillips Trucking in Bedford. Gary served his country in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his sisters, Wanda P. Goff and her husband, Robert; Debra P. Chappell; his special friend, Pat Bitter; nieces and nephews, Ron Goff and his wife, Sally, Jennifer Taylor and her husband, Berkley, Cindi White and husband, Jason, Tiffany Knight, Leif Chappell; great-nieces and nephews, Thomas Goff, Holly Goff, Courtney Shell and husband, Jonathan, Gracie White, Kaylee Chappell, and Ariana Chappell; great-great nephew, Beckham Shell; and his beloved dog, Clyde, who was his best companion and always by his side. A Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2021 in Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Bill Owsley officiating. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.