Memorial service for Milton Earl Phifer, age 73, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 15, 2023, at East Caney Baptist Church with Pastor M. LaVelle Hendricks and Pastor Cordell Jackson officiating. There will be no formal visitation. Milton passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at Greenville Gardens Nursing Facility in Greenville, TX.
He was born on June 24, 1950, in Houston, TX, the son of Ermus Phifer and Erma Lee Young. Special parents, Doris and Oliver Lacey raised him. He served in the United States Air Force for 10 years. He earned his Bachelors’ Degree for Texas Southern University and worked as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor for over 20 years and as an Adult Probation officer for over 10 years.
He married Lucy Allen Vaughn on October 24, 1999. Milton never met a stranger. He was a member of East Caney Baptist Church where he served as an associate pastor and a Sunday school teacher for many years.
Milton is survived by wife, Lucy Allen Phifer, sons, Milton Phifer, Jr., Milton J. Phifer, Michael Phifer, stepdaughter, Kayla Vaughn, three siblings, two special siblings, several grandchildren, and numerous extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 siblings, and stepson, Bradley Vaughn.
Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com