A funeral ceremony honoring and remembering Leslee Sawyer Phillips will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 at the First Christian Church in Chelsea. Interment will follow in the Washington Cemetery in Foyil. The family will receive friends at 8pm, Thursday evening at the Chelsea Football field for a candlelight vigil. Sawyer passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 3, 2017 in a vehicle accident.
Born July 20, 1999, at the Indian Hospital in Claremore. Sawyer was the youngest child of Elissa (Abbott) Phillips and Richard Troy Phillips. Sawyer grew up in Chelsea and attended Chelsea Schools. Sawyer was going into his senior year of High School and looking forward to graduating and joining the military. He was planning on becoming a diesel mechanic so that later he would have the skill to build hot rods. He was in the process of restoring a 1963 Ford pickup that was ready to drive, all except brakes and tires.
Sawyer enjoyed working outside, and shooting guns, fishing for spoonbill, riding motorcycles and fourwheelers or really anything that had a motor.
His friends and family knew him to be very kind and always had something good to say about everyone. Because of this he had many friends. Sawyer was a "man of few words." He was always laughing and smiling, and helping people. Sawyer enjoyed traveling, and was always ready for an adventure. He will be missed by all he touched with is life.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Barbara and Bob Phillips and by his maternal grandfather: Doyle Roy Abbott.
He is survived by mother: Elissa Phillips of Chelsea, Oklahoma; two sisters: Terra Ann (Phillips) Ross and her husband Justin and Cindy Paige (Phillips) Drinski and her husband Tyler; one brother: Aaron Troy Phillps; his grandmother: Patricia Diane Abbott; mentors: Tim Treadaway, J.W. Walden, and Jerry Harper; nieces: Harmony and Melody Ross; as well as many other relatives and friends.
The family requests that any service members that are attending the services for Sawyer please wear their military uniforms in honor of Sawyer. And that they would be honored if anyone attending who owns a classic car or motorcycle would please drive them in the procession to the graveside on Friday.
Published on August 8, 2017