Thanks, guys for your comments. I'm doing all this on my local network as I don't (at this time) require or want access from the world.
OK! I have insured that httpd 2.4.16-i586-1vl, mysql 5.6.25 and php 5.69 are installed.
I have copied wtc/httpd/mod_php.conf.example mod_php.conf
Per the php.net site, I have copied etc/httpd/php.ini-development /usr/lib/php.ini
and have edited httpd.conf:
LoadModule php5_module modules/libphp.so
(FileMatch and LoadModule php5 had to be typed in.)
Through SeaMonkey, typing 192.168.1.143 (or 127.0.0.1 on the server) it shows "It Works!
Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MYSQL extension which is required by WordPress
I have found 7 db[m,d] modules in httpd.conf but I have no idea what they do or which (if any) I should uncomment. The only reference I find on php.net refers to compiling.