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Obituary for Jerry W. Phillips
Jerry W. Phillips, age 82, of Collinsville, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012 peacefully at his residence with his wife and children by his side. He was born October 18, 1929 in East St. Louis, Illinois to the late George R. and Rachael W. (nee Nicks) Phillips, Sr. Besides his parents he is preceded in death by one brother, George R. Phillips, Jr. and one sister, Doris Brown. Surviving are his loving wife of 62 years, Wanda L. (nee Wilkinson) Phillips of Collinsville, IL, one son, Jerome Phillips of San Francisco, CA, two daughters, Judi L. (Jan) Ashcraft of Collinsville, IL and Dr. Carrie L. Phillips (Sandi Perlman) of Indianapolis, IN, three grandchildren, Ian and Caitlyn Ashcraft of Collinsville, IL and Natalie Phillips of Portland, OR , one great grand-daughter, Riley, and a brother-in-law, Dr. Paul Brown of Fort Dodge, IA Jerry was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Glen Carbon, Collinsville Rotary Club and one of the original founders of Collinsville Tepee. Memorials are requested to St. Thomas Episcopal Church or the American Lung Association. Father Arnold Hoffman will officiate.