April 20, 1920 - September 23, 2014
John T. Phillips, age 94 of Graceville, FL, died September 23 very peacefully in the arms of his sweet wife of 16 years and with his daughter at bedside. Mr. John was born in the Mt. Calvary Community in Geneva County, AL on April 20, 1920, and lived most of his life in Crestview, FL. He served in World War II in the U.S. Navy, worked and then retired after 30 plus years with Civil Service at Eglin AFB. Then worked and retired from Louisiana Pacific Paper Company after 16 years. He has always served the Lord and church in every way he knew and was able too. He loved to garden and keep family and neighbors in veggies! Predeceased by his parents John A. and Daisey Hartzog Phillips, his first wife Veleria Phillips, sister Mildred Scott, brothers Broward Phillips, Curtis Phillips, Doward Phillips and Lavaughn Phillips. He is survived by his loving wife Christine, they had sixteen years of love, joy and happiness. Children of John T. and Veleria, Diane Ferrell, KC & Linda Phillips, Ron & Julia Phillips, Greg & Suzan Phillips. Children of Christine and Bill, Judy & Charley Locke, Sandra & Curtis Phillips, Dianne & Freddie McIntosh, June & David Spears. Their families have twenty three grandchildren, thirty-four great grandchildren, eighteen great great grandchildren; sister-in-law Mary Lou Phillips, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral will be 11 a.m., Friday, September 26, 2014 at Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Chester Padgett and Rev. Kent Lampp officiating. Burial will follow 3 p.m., at Live Oak Cemetery in Crestview, FL, James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or donations to Covenant Hospice 4215 Kelson Avenue, Suite E Marianna, FL 32446. The family wishes to thank Covenant Hospice for their kind care. Dr. Soppet for his care prior to present illness.
John T. Phillips, age 94 of Graceville, FL, died September 23 very peacefully in the arms of his sweet wife of 16 years and with his daughter at bedside. Mr. John was born in the Mt. Calvary Community in Geneva County, AL on April 20, 1920,... View Obituary & Service Information
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