Was born on Feb. 10, 1938, in Stella Mo., to the late Larkin and Effie Phillips. He was the second oldest of 16 kids. He married Joanne Goff on November 2nd 1959. She survives. They have five children, Jack Phillips and wife, Avonda, of Hot Springs, Ark., Ronna Earnshaw, of Branson Mo., Brenda Huerta and husband, David, of Joplin, Sonya (Dian) Rawlins and husband, Richard, of Joplin, Kimberly Keller and husband, Justin, of Wyandotte Okla.; 16 grandkids, and several greatgrandkids. He retired from the Joplin Special Road in 2005. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 6th, at 11 a.m. at Duenweg Assembly of God. Flowers may be sent to the church. 7380 East 20th Street, Joplin Mo.
Published on  May 2, 2017