John Phillips

obit-John-Phillips-C1928 – 2013

John Phillips, 84, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the chapel at Azleland Memorial Park under the direction of Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home, Springtown.

John was born Nov. 2, 1928, in Fort Worth to Joseph and Margaret Wietchkoski Phillips. He was known to many as “The Rose Man,” selling Tyler roses along Jacksboro Highway in LaJunta.

John was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nettie; and brother, Joe.

Survivors include his children, Norma (James) Byers, Jimmy (Jeannette) Woodby, Paul (Kathy Jones) Phillips, Justin Woodby, John Phillips Jr., Nancy Hand, Frank (Suzanne) Phillips, Thomas Phillips and Jim Phillips; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

The Azle News,
Sept. 11, 2013 Edition