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Benjamin "Ben" C. Phillips

July 6, 1934 January 15, 2019
Benjamin "Ben" C. Phillips
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Obituary for Benjamin "Ben" C. Phillips

Benjamin “Ben” C. Phillips, son of the late George Thomas Phillips I and Arrie (McKilroy) Phillips, was born July 6, 1934, in Mount Ida, Arkansas, and passed away January 15, 2019, at his home in Norwood, Missouri. He was 84 years, 6 months, and 9 days of age.

Ben’s family moved to California when he was very young. While living in California, Ben attended Cameron Creek Church. He also enjoyed playing semi-pro baseball.

Ben joined the Air Force in 1954 and served as an Air Police Staff Sergeant Senior Airman Class E-5. He was also in the Air Force Honor and Color Guard and played football while serving his country.

Ben married Ruby Helums in 1959. Two children were born to this union, George Thomas Phillips II “Tommy”, and Kimberly Susan Phillips.

Ben moved to Norwood, Missouri, in 1977. He greatly enjoyed watching the students of Norwood School play ball throughout the years, especially basketball.

Besides his parents, Ben was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby, on December 31, 1985, his sister, Alma McCoy, his brother, Joseph “Joe” Phillips, his sister, Mamie McCoy, and his brother, James “Jim” Phillips.

He is survived by one son, George Thomas “Tommy” Phillips, II of Norwood, Missouri, one daughter, Kimberly S. Phillips of Nixa, Missouri, one sister, Allene Roesli of Visalia, California, one sister-in-law, Joyce Phillips of Visalia, California, one grandchild, Stephen L. Jolly, 28 nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.


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Visitation

Friday

18

Jan

10:00 AM 1/18/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home

315 N Main St
Mountain Grove, MO 65711

Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home
315 N Main St Mountain Grove 65711 MO
United States

Graveside Service

Friday

18

Jan

11:30 AM 1/18/2019 11:30:00 AM
Thomas Cemetery

Thomas Road
Norwood, MO 65717

Thomas Cemetery
Thomas Road Norwood 65717 MO
United States

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Thomas Cemetery Final Resting Place

Thomas Road
Norwood, MO 65717

Thomas Road Norwood 65717 MO
United States

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