John Lewis Phillips

John was a “Man’s Man.” He went home to meet the Lord surrounded by loving family members after a brief illness.
He was born in Oklahoma of American Indian heritage. He was so proud of this heritage. He was employed by General Mills for 44 years. He was an excellent employee winning several awards for outstanding service. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and loved gardening. He began woodworking in retirement without any formal training. He enjoyed making beautiful items for friends and family. Place your order and he made it. One accomplishment he was so proud of was 26 years of sobriety. Our family thanks hospice for their wonderful care of John and our family.
Survivors include his wife Marilyn, daughter Debi Hough, grandson Justin (Christina) Hough, Chad Hough, great grandchildren Daley and Mason. He leaves two furry girls Jennie (Jack Russell) and Penny (Fox Terrier). They miss him so much. He had a large family of siblings and cousins and many friends.
He was one of a kind and we will miss him and his sense of humor. The family prefers donations to Wayside Waifs or Hospice of Kansas City.

Visitation will be 10-11 AM, Tuesday March 21, 2017 with a funeral service at 11 AM at Heartland 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Mo 64133. Burial will Follow at Mount Moriah Freeman Cemetery.


  1. Ashley Allen on March 18, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Love you Aunt Marylin and family. I’m so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you all.

  2. Jay Allen on March 18, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Some of the earliest memories I have is of playing with Aunt Marilyn and Uncle John at their house. He really cut a rug at my wedding too! I love you all, and grieve with you. He will be missed.

  3. The Landon family on March 18, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    So sorry for your loss. He was a great man.

  4. Sandra Blank Bauer on March 18, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I want to get in touch with you Mairilyn but will wait a few days. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  5. Paula Morgan on March 19, 2017 at 8:50 am

    So sorry to hear about John. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

  6. Shirley Fensom on March 19, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Fred and I had a lot of good times with you all. John and Fred will have a wonderful reunion in heaven. So many good memories.

  7. Dave wehner on March 20, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Marilyn, our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
    Dave “Greaser” and Carolyn Wehner.

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