Jerrell "Jerry" Phillips passed away peacefully on July 14, 2018, after a battle with Kennedy's disease, while at home in Wilton, California surrounded by family. He was born in Lincoln, Arkansas on July 8, 1939. While a small child, his family moved to Oroville, California where he grew up. After marriage, Jerrell and his wife, Roberta, moved several times and settled in Wilton.
Jerrell leaves behind a loving wife of 61 years, Roberta Jean Phillips, sons Dwayne (Jan), Kevin (Kimberly), Ivan, 6 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Farrell (Winnie), Carroll (Vicky), Billy (Phyllis), Larry (Karen) and sister Dianna Rhouke (Larry).
Jerrell retired from Arco as a fuel transport driver in 2004. His hobby was piloting private aircraft and later flying remote control planes.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Funeral service to be held Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Reception to follow funeral. Both services and reception will be held at Herberger Family Elk Grove Funeral Chapel, 9101 Elk Grove Blvd. Elk Grove, CA.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:
Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research and Treatment Center