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Phillip Joseph Dearing, 59 of Independence, MO passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Kansas University Medical Center. He was surrounded by his immediate family, wife Christine, mother Mary Gant Newquist, brother Mark Dearing, sister Peggy Manes and nephew Robert Billue and the loving and caring staff at KU.
He was born February 2, 1956 to parents Bill Dearing and Mary Jones. He served with honors in the United States Navy from 1975 until 1980, when he returned home to help with family matters. He worked 30 years for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service – KC (formerly the Marine Corps Finance Center) where he retired in August of 2008. There he provided computer and telecommunications support for the entire organization. He was a honorable man, very loving and had a great sense of humor. Politics and music were his passions, but family was always his top priority. His bear hugs and hearty laugh will be sorely missed.
He is also survived by his step-father, Peter Newquist, nephews Adam and Eric Manes, stepson Philip Trendell and stepdaughter Becky Trendell.
Memorial services will be privately held.