Donald Dean Phillips, Sr., 73, of Mountain View, Missouri departed this life on January 24, 2013 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. He was born March 13, 1939 in Ridgeville, Indiana, the son of David Earl and Zelphia Madonna (Mills) Phillips.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gordon Wayne Phillips; daughter, Michelle Phillips; and grandson, Carson Phillips.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela Phillips, of Mountain View; children, Myrna Dye and husband, Ossian Hook, Larned, KS, Merry Dye, Great Bend, KS, Mikel Dye and wife, Abby, Fort Carson, CO, Julia Weddle, Mountain View, Donald Phillips, Jr. and wife, Rachael, Baxter Springs, KS, Velena Ingram and husband, Jamie, Licking, MO, Lance Jones and Stephanie, Mountain View, Cheryl LaFrenier and husband, Tony, San Antonio, TX, Bob Phillips and wife, Karen, Moulton, AL, Mark Wayne Phillips and wife, Amanda, Albany, GA, and Michael Earl Phillips and wife, Mandy, Albany, GA; one brother, Richard Leroy Phillips of Thailand; 19 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Don was an honorable man who served his country in the United States Army. He was a one-of-a-kind, who always cared, loved and gave his all to family and friends. He was a wonderful loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Don was greatly loved and will be missed by many.