September 2, 1934 ~ August 24, 2011
Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Phillip E. Rector, 76, of Keystone Dr., died Wednesday, August 24, 2011. A native of Buncombe Co., he was a son of the late Paul Everett and Thelma White Rector. He was also preceded in death by a brother, William Max Rector. Mr. Rector was an Army Veteran, stationed in Korea. He was an engineer with Norfolk Southern Railroad for 33 years. He was also a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He is survived by his wife, Linda Rector; a daughter, Debbie Hyder and husband Michael of Marietta, GA; grandsons Andrew (Drew) Phillip Hyder and Zachary Stephen Hyder; A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Lewis Memorial Park, with the Rev. Paul Sluder officiating. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38110-9929, or donations may be made in Phillip's name to your favorite charity.
JUST A NOTE TO SAY THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN MY PRAYERS. PHILLIP ALWAYS HAD THE SWEETEST SMILE AND WAS ALWAYS SO KIND TO ME AND A FRIEND TO MY FAMILY. SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND PROUD FOR HIS GAIN-IM SURE THAT SMILE IS LIGHTING UP HEAVEN. HE WILL BE MISSED. LINDA, MOM (JUANITA) AND I ARE HERE IF YOU NEED US.
Sure am sorry to hear the bad news.
Had not seen Phillip in a long time.
Have plenty of good memories.
I enjoyed working with Phillip for thirty three years. He was a good friend. Our deepest sympathies.
Sorry to hear about the passing of a great man and friend of many years. Thinking of the family.
I’m so sorry to hear about Phillips’ passing. He was a fine man and I enjoyed working with him for many years. My thoughts and Prayers are with all of you at this time.
Very sorry to hear about Phillip. He and Linda were always so pleasant when they came to the West Asheville Community Center to drop off Thelma at the meal site. My prayers are with you all.
Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family, Linda. Phillip was a wonderful man.
I am so sorry to learn of Phillips death. He was my classmate of 1953.He will be missed by all who knew him.He was such a goodlooking man and a nicer person you would ever meet. My sympathy and prayers are with his family left behind and I will never forget the days we shared at West Buncombe.Linda I will remember you in my prayers. Sincerly ,Christine
we are so very sorry for your loss. you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
thinking of you
jody, chrystal and junior parker
Sorry for your loss. I worked with Phillip for a lot of years. He was a great man and we will miss him very much.
Sending our condolences – may your memories comfort all you at this time.
Bobby, Cathy and RJ Thompson
With heartfelt sorry to hear about Phillip. We had good times on the Railraod that makes for a lot of good memories.
May God carry you through this difficult time.
Mike and Mary Whitson
Linda, Debbie and Family:
Our sympathy goes out to you in the loss of Phillip. He was a good friend to all, with a kind word for everyone. He is no longer suffering and you will have a great homecoming one day.
We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.
Our hearts go out to you and the family during this time. We always know that our loved ones are in a much better place but leaves such a void in our lives and will truly be missed. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda & Family, We want to offer you our sympathy. We are friends of Carol & Jack and have been praying for Phillip. We will keep you in our prayers during this time of sorrow and for months to come. Marvin & Janice Jones
We are so sorry for your lose. Phillip was such a special person to our family. We remember when Pappaw and him came to watch us play softball. They always came prepared with lots of snacks and plenty of support, even driving all the way to Raleigh to watch is play. He was a great friend to our grandpa, and for that he will always be remembered by us. He truly holds a special place in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
Keith, Audrey, Kristen, Hannah, and Byron
Linda, my thought and prayers go out to you and your family. Phillip was truly a wonderful man and he always had a smile on his face. Your life has been forever changed with his passing. May the Lord bless each of you in this most difficult time.
Dear Linda and family We are so sorry to hear of Phillip passing. I have so many good memories of growing up with the Rectors as neighbors.He was a great guy and will be sorely missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda and Family;Sorry for your loss. He will suffer no more he is with God.Our prayers and thoughts are with you.we were friends since we went to work on railroad in 1963.He will be miss but he is with God now.GOD BLESS JOHN & CAROLYN GORMAN
Linda, Debbie and family my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. May God keep you in the palm of his hand while the sorrow passes. God Bless and keep your family.
Debbie and Linda, Very surprised and saddened to learn of Phillip’s passing. He was a good man. I was out of town when I heard. Take care, Jeff
Linda and family, I am really sorry for the loss, and I hope each day becomes easier. He was a great guy, and a big smile. God bless. Shirley R. Smith
Dear Linda, Debbie,
We are so sorry to hear the news.
Phillip was such a sweet, good man.
He’ll be misses by all of us.
Hope you all be okay in the future.
Best Wishes, Love
Charlie & Marilyn Edwards
Linda, Debbie and boys: Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We cared for Philip very much from the time I was a very small girl and he lived just up the road from us and went to school with my brother and sister. I miss the times that he, Sonny and Paul and I sit at Erwin’s football games and froze sometimes. I am sure he is with the Almighty now and at peace. We loved you Philip. Take care of yourself Linda and call us if you need us. Love