The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 1, 2014

Charles Jesse Phillips

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Charles Jesse Phillips, of Springfield, Mo., went to be with his Lord Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Charles died of natural causes with his family by his side.

He was born March 20, 1925, in Joplin, Mo., and he graduated from Duenweg High School.

Charles was a member of Wildwood Baptist Church, in Joplin. Among his accomplishments, Charles served as a Merchant Marine and an interview with him is included in the Veteran's History Project in the Library of Congress. He was also a member of Joplin Masonic Lodge No. 335 and was a 32nd Degree Mason.

He worked for the General Foods Corp as a sales representative in the Maxwell House Division for 31 years. This position, along with the help of his wife Barbara, supported a family of nine.

Charles was well known among bowlers in the Springfield area. He greatly enjoyed bowling and golf, and he excelled in both sports.

Charles is survived by his wife, Barbara; his children, Debra Stennett and husband, Kerry, of Ozark, Connie Grogan and husband, Guy, of Elkland, Janeneen Velez and husband, Raymond, of Terrell, Texas, Thomas Phillips, of Springfield, and Vickie Blankenship and husband, Mike, of Marshfield; and sister, LaVerne Howerton, of Joplin. Also surviving Charles are nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Preceding Charles in death were his parents, Norman and Fern Phillips; a brother, Norman Leroy; a sister, Glenda Louise, of Joplin; and a sister, Shirley Hailey, of Texas. Also preceding Charles was his wife, Darlene, who died of Breast Cancer; a daughter, Maelynn; and a son, Joseph.

Charles Jesse Phillips is remembered as a wonderful, loving husband, father and brother. He will be greatly missed.

Services will be held at Greenlawn North Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Feb. 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. Services will be on Monday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m.

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