of Scranton, AR
September 11, 1950 - September 23, 2020
Donnie Phillips, Sr., 70, a resident of Scranton, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at his home.He was born September 11, 1950, in Brickeys, Arkansas to the late Earnest Alee and Lillie Mae (Rogers) Phillips. Donnie married Jane Snow on September 20, 1975, in Shannon Hills, Arkansas. He spent his working years in retail sales for several companies including Coca Cola, Borden Dairy and Murry Biscuit. After his sales career Donnie was an entrepreneur, owning numerous businesses. In his spare time Donnie was an avid Razorback and National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) fan. He also raced drag and dirt track cars and sponsored, as well as, coached his children's sports teams while they were growing up.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers, Mark, Harvey, Arvin, Marvin and William and six sisters, Lois, Alma, Wilma, Shirley, Martha and Alline.Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Jane (Snow) Phillips of Scranton, four sons, Donnie Phillips, Jr. and wife, Bobbie of Dunnellon, Florida, Kevin Phillips of Fayetteville, Jerel Phillips of Bella Vista and Brian Phillips and wife, Lindsey of Bentonville; five grandchildren, Ashley, Allen Ray, Madison, Ally and Ian; a great grandson, Xzavier and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary will be held at 12:30 p.m. and visitation will follow from 1:00-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at St. Meinrad Catholic Church in Prairie View.The funeral mass will follow at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, September 26, 2020 at St. Meinrad Catholic Church with Fr. John Miranda officiating. Burial will follow in Wares Chapel Cemetery in Dublin under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting indoor funeral and visitation attendance to 100 people at one time. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering. Pallbearers will be Jason and Justin Lipsmeyer, Brenden Barnes, Nick Pitchford, Chuck Farnam and Mark Jennings. His grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.
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Dear Jane and Family, My deepest sympathy and (continuing) prayers for All of You and Yours, as well as for Donnie +R.I.P. Donnie's and Your support and friendship over the years are and will remain a blessing in my life. If You need anything, You know where to find me. BJH
Jane and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing! Please know I am upholding you and your family in prayer through this difficult time. I pray the Peace and Comfort of our Lord carry you through and wrap you in his Love!
Our love and prayers are with you always dear friend
With deepest sympathy, your Family is in our thoughts and prayers.
My condolences to you Aunt Jane and the boys. As well as the rest of the family. May God give you strength and comfort in the coming days, months, years. RIP Uncle Donnie
My thoughts and prayers are with you Ashley and your Nana and your whole family
My heart 🙏❤🙏and PRAYERS are with you......RIP Donnie💙
For the family I am sorry for your loss I grew up with all of y'all y'all are my family he will be dearly missed words cannot even begin how y'all's hearts are aching
Our deepest sympathies are with you Jane, Little Donnie, Kevin, Jerel, Brian, Ashley, and your families. Our prayers are with all of you that you find comfort and strength in the days and weeks ahead. 🙏🙏🙏
Thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of loss.
Jane and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Donnie will be greatly missed. He and William were so close. We send our love especially during this most difficult of times.
Words alone will not ease your heartache, but please know we care for your family and are praying for you. May God bless and comfort you through this difficult time.
My deepest sympathy for the family. You're all in my prayers.
Your family is in our thoughts and Prayers. May he rest in Peace. Amen
May you find comfort and peace through this difficult time. Sending prayers to you all.
Donnie Phillips Jr you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers