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Richard Joseph Phillips

November 1, 1934 — February 9, 2017

Richard Joseph Phillips, 82, of Grayling, MI., passed away on February 9, 2017. Richard was the beloved husband of Susan. Dearest father of Signe (Ken) Castel, Jennifer (Ben) Malonen, and Felicia Phillips (Jessie Uricek). Loving grandfather of Ami (Brandon) Benson, Kathryn (Michael) Lehnis, Corissa (James) Rice, Logan and Lahna Malonen and Hudson Uricek. Great grandfather of 8. Survived by brothers Donald DeMaggio and David Visnaw. Preceded in death by brothers George, Charles, Thomas, Harry (Jack), William Visnaw, Paul Sowerby, Gerry Phillips, and a great granddaughter. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 12:00 up until time of service. For those that wish to remember Richard with a memorial contribution, please consider American Cancer Society or St. Jude's Children's Research Center. Richard was forever grateful to the Holy Cross Fathers of Boysville who cared for him after the untimely death of his parents. He took great pride in his work as a member of Meat Cutters Local 539. He was a meat cutter by trade, served as union representative, and retired as president of the union. Richard will be fondly remembered for his generosity and kindness toward family, friends, and neighbors. After his retirement, he enjoyed his time as a hospital volunteer, golf, and sharing his homemade sausage, jerky, and banana bread. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Richard Joseph Phillips, please visit our flower store.


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