LESTER R. PHILLIPS, 77, of Route 1 , Mt. Vernon and
late of American Beauty Nursing Home in West Frankfort,
died at 11:40 p. m. September 29, 1990, at American Beauty
Mr. Phillips was employed by Mt. Vernon Car Manufacturing Co.
for several years, and later was a welder at Inland Steel and
at Lay's Manufacturing until retirement. He was born March 25, 1913,
in Jefferson County a son of Burrell A. and Mabel A. ( Piercy)
Phillips. July 24, 1932, in Mt. Vernon, he married Wanda Jean Isaac.
October 7, 1974, in Mt. Vernon he married Vera Wilson, who survives.
Services will be 1 p. m. at Hughey Funeral Home with J. Howard
Kraps officiating. Burial will follow in Old Shiloh Cemetery.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p. m. today at the funeral home.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Phillips is survived by two daughters,
Carol Gray and Mrs. Bill ( Linda ) Nancarrow, both of Mt. Vernon;
four sons, Loren Phillips and wife Shirley, of Peru, Gary G. Phillips
of Rockford, Paul Phillips of Mt. Vernon and Joe Phillips of Nashville,
Tenn.; one brother, Russell Phillips and wife, June, of Mt. Vernon;
15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and
nephews. Mr. Phillips was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Central Christian Church, of American Legion
Post 141 of Mt. Vernon, Moose Lodge No. 755, and was a charter
member of Mt. Vernon Gun and Sportsman Club. He was preceded in
death by his parents and one son, Andy Phillips.
Submitted by David Herron
1st cousin once removed to L. R. Phillips