Charles Franklin Phillips Jr. of Lexington and Chilmark died Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington, Va. He was 77.

Born Nov. 5, 1934 in Geneva, N.Y., he was the son of the late Charles Franklin Phillips and Evelyn Minard Phillips.

Chuck was a member of the Lexington Presbyterian Church and was an economics professor at Washington & Lee University in Lexington for 44 years, retiring in 2003. Chuck also served as the mayor of Lexington from 1971 to 1988.

Surviving are his wife, Marjorie H. Phillips of Lexington; one son, Charles (Chip) Phillips of Richmond, Va.; two daughters, Susan Weber of Union, Maine; Anne Davey of Vineyard Haven; one sister, Carol Taylor of Birmingham, Ala.; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Lexington Presbyterian Church with Dr. William Klein officiating. A reception will follow in the Dunlap Auditorium.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Rockbridge Area Senior Center, Rockbridge Area Free Clinic or the Lexington Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements are being handled by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory in Lexington.