Gary E. Phillips

Gary E. Phillips, 74, Raytown, Missouri passed away May 17, 2015. A visitation will be held 1:00 – 2:00 PM, May 21, 2015  at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri.  Memorial services will follow at 2:00 PM at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society.  A reception will be held at 3:00 PM at the R.E.A.P. Community Room.  Private burial at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to R.E.A.P. 9300 E 75th St, Raytown, MO 64138.

Gary was born August 16, 1940 in Kansas City, Missouri to Laverne & Georgia (Wright) Phillips.  He retired from General Motors – Leeds & Fairfax Plant after 32 years.  Gary was a Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop #550 where he was an honorary member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.  He was a life long Kansas City Chiefs fan and like bowling, hunting, fishing and Western movies. Gary loved spending time with his buddy (grandson) Josh.

He is preceded in death by; parents, Laverne & Georgia Phillips; beloved daughter, Valerie Phillips-Adkins; sister Beverly Hauser. Survivors include; wife of 54 years, Jeanette; daughter & son-in-law, Kristin & Scott Dresselhaus; son, Kyle Phillips; grandson, Joshua Phillips; sister, Donna Love and numerous nieces and nephews. (arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 816-313-1677)

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  1. Jim & Kathie Schutte on May 18, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Such a sad thing to lose a long time friend. Gary was a fun person to get to know through Scouts and being neighbors. Camping with him was great. Jeanette, Kyle and Josh, we send our condolences and love.

  2. Marsha Love on May 18, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Uncle Gary may you rest in piece and go forward with no more pain or suffering! Love you.

  3. Vicki & Kris Turnbow on May 18, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Thinking of you all. Sending hugs and prayers,

  4. Margo Yerk on May 18, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Gary loved his family very much and showed such great devotion to Kyle through his years of service to the Boy Scouts. Every boy needs a grandpa and Gary was a wonderful presence in Josh’s life. I’m thinking of you today Phillips family. I hope the love of friends and family help comfort you in these difficult days. Lots of love to you.

  5. Cindy & Jennifer Hammonds on May 18, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.

  6. Louise Brown on May 18, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    So sorry for your loss of someone so special. The God of all comfort will give you the strength and courage to endure and heal in the days to come. Again my sincerest condolences.

  7. Luciana on May 18, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    I lived in KC in 1994 with The Phillips. I remember Gary taking me to all the places I needed to go. He was so sweet!
    I will never forget you, my american Dad.

  8. Diana Poorman on May 19, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Such a privaledge to get to know Gary. Thank you for allowing me to do so. My love and prayers to you all

  9. Enrique on May 19, 2015 at 6:20 am

    You will always be my DAD. I will never forget you ’cause you are deep in my heart. I’m so sorry I couldn’t come back home before. I wanted to hug you, to fight with you, to laugh with you…

  10. D'Ann Hauser on May 19, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I’ll bet the fish were biting this week in heaven. Fishing with Grandpa, followed by a fish fry prepared by Grandma and Mom. And Valerie, she was a quiet soul in life, but I’ll bet she hasn’t stopped talking since you arrived. Lot’s of hugs and love in heaven this week. Wow…what a reunion of beautiful souls. You will be greatly missed here on Earth, until we see you again…when we too join the party in heaven.

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