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John Phillips


John Phillips born June 29, 1964, at Toas, New Mexico to Floyd and Wanda Lee (Simpson) Phillips. He was the grandson of the Robert and Sarah (Fryar) Simpson and great-grandson of Reverend John Simpson.

His parents and one sister, Sarah Marie Phillips Haddox, preceded him in death.

Survived by his wife, Jeana Phillips, one sister, Phyllis Ann Phillips White. Also nephews, Jamie White, Aaron White, Darrell Haddox, Danny Haddox, and one niece, Donita Perrine. Many other great nieces, nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

John worked at the post office in Little Rock after doing his part in the Air Force.

He was an avid hunter, and fisherman, as his family before him. He loved to play jokes and had a wonderful sense of humor. He also had a stern countenance when he did not want you to know what he felt.  This was inherited from his father, Floyd Phillips and the Indian side of the family.

We will miss him greatly.

Graveside services will be Monday, January 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Foster Cemetery in Mena, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Perrine, Eddie Perrine, Jamie White, Aaron White, Stanley Watson, and Darrell Haddox.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Lay, Aaron White, Tommy Evans, and Jake Haddox.

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