Robert Eugene Phillips was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Clarence Eugene Phillips and Sylvia Alford Phillips on August 10, 1965, and departed this life on November 5, 2018 in Maywood, Illinois, at the age of 53 years.
He is survived by his two children, Sarah Phillips of Forest Park, Illinois and Christopher Phillips of Kansas City, Missouri; two brothers and one sister; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Sylvia Phillips; and one brother.
Robert worked for the United States Agriculture Department for fifteen years. He enjoyed nature and was an avid outdoorsman. His favorite pastime was going deer hunting and fishing.
He eventually went on to work for the United States Department of Treasury, where he retired after eleven dedicated years of service. Robert loved being able to do taxes for people, especially his family.
When he wasn’t working, Robert’s favorite hobbies included reading books, particularly mystery novels. He was also a great cook and loved making fried chicken, along with other delicious meals, for his family and friends.
Robert was a loving son, father, brother and friend. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.
Interment will be held at Cotton Creek Cemetery in Couch, Missouri following the funeral service.
Arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.