Gerald “Jerry” Phillips, 80, of Iuka, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
He was born July 25, 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, son of John Phillips and Edna (Kowalski) Phillips.
Gerald is survived by a daughter: Susan Shreve and husband Joe of Iuka; two sons: Jerry Phillips, Jr. of Centralia and Joel Phillips and wife Anji of Mackinaw, Illinois; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; a sister: Joyce Perry of Wisconsin; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother: Johnny Phillips.
Gerald enjoyed the outdoors and traveling. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and his dog, Bella.
Graveside Services for Gerald “Jerry” Phillips will be held Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia with John Willis officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, (618)532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Phillips Family. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com