Franklin Wayne PhillipsAugust 4th, 2021
Franklin Wayne Phillips, 79, of New Bloomfield, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2021, at Capital Region Medical Center. He was born July 20, 1942, in Joplin, Missouri, the son of the late Dewey Franklin and Thelma Gertrude (Roe) Phillips. He was a 1960 graduate of Carl Junction High School. He was united in marriage on November 9, 1974, at the Russellville Methodist Church to Janice Kay Tambke, who survives at the home. Franklin worked for the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 317 of Columbia which later merged with Local 562 of St. Louis. His primary skill was as a welder for over 50 years. He had also served as Chief of Police for New Bloomfield and served as a deputy for the Callaway County Sheriff's Department. Franklin was an avid racing fan including NASCAR and drag racing. He spent many hours with his sons building trucks and going to truck and tractor pulls. He enjoyed watching college sports, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Janice Phillips, New Bloomfield; three children, Todd Phillips, Jefferson City; Jessica (Jason) Jameson, Fort Worth, Texas; Josh (Ashley) Phillips, Tebbetts; eight grandchildren, Jeremiah (Stephanie) Phillips, Gabrielle (Kyle) Crouch, Heidi (Caden) Baur, Jordan and Justin Jameson, Lincoln, London, and Lyndie Phillips; five great-grandchildren; five siblings, Joe (Veralee) Phillips, Columbia; Shirley Hicks, Clinton; Sue Miller, Webb City; Kay Baugh, Webb City; Judy Burns, Linn; several nieces and nephews, other extended family members, and his beloved dog, Penny. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Jeffery Phillips; two sisters, Meli Muffi and Geri Gilpin; one brother, Charles Phillips; and two brothers-in-law, Dudley Miller and Gene Hicks. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes in Russellville. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes in Russellville with Pastor Rebecca Peak officiating. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or to the Dream Factory. Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes in Russellville is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to send condolences to the family may do so at the www.scrivnermorrowrussellville.com website.