Phillip Ray Trees

April 03, 1926-

Jan. 31, 2016



Red Oak resident Phillip Ray Trees, 89, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 in Red Oak.

Phillip was born on April 3, 1926 in Ovilla to the late R.P. and Gladys Ryan Trees.  After high school, he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Red Oak.  He will be dearly missed by his family and everyone who knew him and loved him. 

He is survived by one son, Richard Trees, of Red Oak; two brothers, Jimmy Trees and Von Trees; four grandchildren;  Lance Trees, Joshua and Karen Trees, Brittani Bryant and Amanda Trull; 10 great-grandchildren: Hagen Trull, Brooklyn Corley, MacKenzie Stringfield, Ricky Pete Costillo, Jaydin Costillo, Zachery Costillo, Blake Trees, Rushton Trees, Elizabeth Trees and Bryan Corley; three great-great-grandchildren:  Logan Stringfield, Bentley Trees and Gracelyn Messerschmidt.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Billie Trees; two sons, Billy Ray Trees and Roger Allen Trees; brother Randall Trees; sisters Elizabeth Brown, Mary Hobbs, Melba Doan, Wanda Hazard and Louetta Bailey.

Services to celebrate his life are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church in Red Oak. Interment will follow at Trees Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie.