Richard Phillips III will be laid to rest Monday after funeral services in Collingswood, according to an announcement posted by .
Phillips died Wednesday after his car was found . Phillips had driven his car through a wooden fence, knocking over a park bench, tree and lamp post before . Police believe his car could have been submerged for almost 90 minutes before a county worker discovered it.
The announcement includes a photo gallery Phillips' life, from his birth to scenes of family events and pictures of Phillips surrounded by friends.
The funeral home posted the following death announcement:
RICHARD "Rick" PHILLIPS, III
Age 21 Oaklyn
Passed away, suddenly on December 7, 2011, He was the beloved son of Richard, Jr. & Carol L. (nee McConnell) Phillips; brother of Christy & Brett; grandson of Richard, Sr. & Harriet Phillips and Jill McConnell & the late John McConnell, Sr.; nephew of Jack & Kelly McConnell, Tom & Rachael McConnell, Colleen & Guido Babore, Maureen & Hans Houser and Doreen & Alan Wright; additionally survived by many loving cousins.
Rick was an altar server at St. Aloysius Church, Oaklyn and attended St. John's Elementary School, Collingswood where he developed his love of Track & Field. A member of Paul VI High School Class of '08 & its Track Team, Rick was currently a senior at Rutgers University studying Business Administration & Accounting.
Viewing Sunday 2-5 p.m. in , 226 Collings Ave., Collingswood. Funeral Monday 9 a.m. from the funeral home. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. in , Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Collingswood.
The family respectfully suggests donations in Rick's memory be offered to Paul VI High School Track Team, 901 Hopkins Road, Haddon Twp., NJ 08033.