Jack Murray Phillips (84) of Mt. Vernon


Published on December 2 2013 7:59 am

Jack Murray Phillips, 84, passed away peacefully in his home, 4260 Heritage Landing, Mt. Vernon, IL on November 18th 2013.
Memorial graveside services will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday December 7th 2013 at the Green Moss Cemetery rural Marshall, IL. Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL is assisting the family. 
Mr. Phillips was a former Army Paratrooper later retiring from Compak O Matic Welding. Mr. Phillips was born in Terre Haute, IN March 19, 1929, the son of Omer (1883-1955) and Essie Mae Floyd Phillips (1887-1933).
Preceding him in death were his brothers George Thomas of Miami, FL, Robert Lee (Lee’s twin brother died at three months of age) of Greenup, IL.  Gene (Jack’s twin) of Paris, IL and sisters Mrs. Theadora Marie Hutson of Findlay, OH, Mrs. Juanita Ingmire of Abalene, TX and Mrs. Muriel Brooks of Mt. Vernon, IN.
Surviving are four children Tonya Justice of Plainfield, IL; Randall K. Phillips of San Marcos, CA, Kelly J. Kooba of Mt. Vernon, IL and Pvt. James Christopher Phillips of Carbondale, PA. Mr. Phillips has four grandchildren Gavin N. Justice and Vincent Q. Justice of Plainfield, IL and Lakyn N. Bowman and Logyn G. Bowman of Mt. Vernon, IL.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com