Lenny Jay Phillips, age 71 of Ridgedale, Missouri passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019 in Cox South Hospital. He was born June 11, 1947 in Bruner, Missouri the son of Tom and Bertha (Givens) Phillips.
Beginning October 13, 1966, Lenny proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged August 9, 1968. He later enjoyed his career as a truck driver and school bus driver but always managed to watch his grandchildren play ball and share family time together. Lenny was well-known as a jokester and an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, sitting on the deck watching boats and beautiful eagles on the lake. He was also a member of the Chadwick Union Church and will be sadly missed by his family.
Lenny is survived by two sons Doug Phillips and wife Ronda, Lenny Phillips II and wife Lisa; two daughters Sarah Morgan and husband Chris, Brooke Thompson and husband George; a brother Rex Phillips; a sister Lola Newberry;
15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and other caring relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Wilda Applegate.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 21, 2019 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service and beginning at 1:00 P.M. Burial will follow in Temple Hill Cemetery with full military honors. The family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society. On line condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com