Phillip Roland Cleary, age 61, of Hays, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Medical.

He was born March 7, 1959 in Wilkes County to Willie Commodore and Betty Jo Handy Cleary. Mr. Cleary loved his church and was a member at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. He loved his family and spending time with them. He loved music and playing the guitar. He loved lighthouses and had a loving and caring heart. Phillip was a bus driver for Wilkes County Schools. Mr. Cleary was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Tim and Jeff Cleary.

Mr. Cleary is survived by his daughters, Krissy Allen of Purlear, Trisha Taylor and spouse Richard of North Wilkesboro, Michelle Cleary and fiancé Matthew of Hays; grandchildren, Gage, Killian and Nicolas; brothers, Boyce Cleary and spouse Hilda of Hays, Brent Cleary and spouse Frances of North Wilkesboro, Andy Cleary and spouse Missy of Hays, Boyd Cleary and spouse Carla of Hays; sisters, Darlene Cleary of Hays, Charlene Richardson and spouse Ronnie of Traphill, Barlena Combs and spouse Brian of Traphill; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be private. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Miller Funeral Service or to the daughters to help with funeral expenses. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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