In Memory of Lanny Joe Phillips 1954-2019 | Obituary | St. Joseph Mo

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Lanny Joe Phillips - In Memory of Lanny Joe Phillips 1954-2019 | Obituary | St. Joseph MoLanny Joe Phillips, 64, St. Joseph, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at Mosaic Life Care, with his loving family by his side.

Lanny was born on Nov. 5, 1954, in St. Joseph, to the late Byrl and Gertrude (Palmer) Phillips.

He was a 1973 graduate of Lafayette High School.

Mr. Phillips was employed as a corrections officer for Western Reception Diagnostic Correctional Center and was previously employed by Mead Products for over 27 years.

Lanny was baptized in the Baptist faith.

He was a lifetime avid Raiders fan and enjoyed fishing, The Beatles, Muhammad Ali, The Andy Griffith Show, but above all playing with his grandchildren and spending time with his beloved family.

Lanny married Sandy Elrod on Sept. 26, 1980. She survives of the home.

Additional survivors include: his children, Dan Clary, Sedalia, Missouri, Kristen Burks (Matthew), Macon, Missouri, Valerie Vann (Chad), St. Joseph and Daniela Clary; grandchildren, Steven Kalebic, Niklas Clary, Sofia, Joseph and Stella Burks, Breanna Chandler (Clayton), Brandon Vann, Christian Phillips (Stephanie) and Veronica Vann; great-grandchildren, Drake and Emmy Chandler, Ayden and Ava Vann; and special buddy, Lucy Baier; two sisters, Judy Arnold and Sarah Moser (John); and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Lanny was preceded in death by: two brothers, Victor and Gene Phillips; brother-in-law, Jim Arnold; sister-in-law, Pat Phillips; nephew, Greg Arnold; and his beloved dog, Lucky.

Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held after Noon Monday, at our chapel, where the family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Memorial donations may be made to the Noyes Home for Children.