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Phillip S. Prince Sr., Brigadier General, USAF (Retired)January 26, 1933 – June 09, 2003
PRINCE, Brigadier General (Ret.) Philip S., Sr., 70, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died Monday, June 9, 2003 at his home in Bedford, TX.
Vigil: 7:00 P.M. Friday, June 13, 2003 at the Carriage House Chapel, Martin Thompson Funeral Home, Grapevine, TX. Memorial Service: 10:00 A.M. Saturday, June 14, 2003 at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Bedford, TX. Burial Service: 8:15 A.M. September 4, 2003 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of Philip S. Prince.
General Philip S. Prince began into his distinguished career with the United States Air Force in 1953. He was promoted to Brigadier General in 1981. His final command, as Commander of the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, was the culmination of his life-long dream. He served his country well, in peace and in war, receiving numerous decorations and citations. He retired from the Air Force in 1983. In 1984 he joined Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth, Texas. He retired from Bell Helicopter as Vice President of International Marketing. More than these accomplishments, Phil Prince was a family man.
Survivors: Loving wife, Patti Prince; sons, Flip and wife Susan, Patrick and wife Cristi, Paul and wife Suzanne, Andy and wife Dawn, and Preston and wife Jeannine; grandchildren, Jessica Wordsworth and husband Jonathan, and Peter, Matthew, Alex, Micaela, Julia, Kelli and Carter Prince; great-grandchildren, Helen and Giles; brothers, Randy Prince and wife Gail, and Steve Prince and wife Brenda.
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on June 13, 2003