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Wild Bill Phillips

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hornbeak Funeral Chapel in  Fulton and interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2001 South Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131.
He attended Good Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Roberts Masonic Lodge No. 172 for more than 48 years, was Scottish Rite 32nd degree, a member of Rizpah Shrine Club, and belonged to Ken-Tenn Shriners, Rizpah Railroaders, Road Runner, Tin Lizzies, Hillbillys, Sword of Bunker Hill, Turtle, Yellow Dog and many others. He was a Kentucky Colonel who had retired from the former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., where he worked as set up man. He was a well-traveled man but spent most of his life in this area.
Phillips is survived by his son, Billy Thomas (Yvonne) Phillips of Martin; his daughter, Tamara Jean Nooney (Nick Shumaker) of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Carrie Denise Knight (Kenneth) of Sidonia, Jonathan Reed Phillips (Tiffany) of Martin, Heather Kathleen Warthen (Chase) of Jacksonville, Shannon Reagan Rose (Andy) of Orlando, Fla., and Madison, Mallory and Dryden Shumaker, all of Jacksonville; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Jean (Harwood) Phillips; his parents, William Luther Phillips and Beulah Mae (Chappell) Phillips; three brothers; and two sisters.
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