of Mountain View, AR
September 21, 1952 - March 17, 2022
Phil Wesson, 69 of Mountain View, departed this life at his home and began his new life in heaven on March 17, 2022. Phil's faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and his relationship with Him was the most important thing he wanted anyone to know about. He was born in Bastrop, LA on September 21, 1952 to Doyle and Margaret Wesson. He was raised in Crossett, AR and in his early teen years his dad surrendered to preach the Gospel which took the family to Maynard, AR where he played high school basketball and graduated. He attended college at Williams Baptist College where he met the love of his life and soulmate Sharon Lassiter Wesson. He joined the Army Reserves and served with honor during the Vietnam War Era. Phil married Sharon in 1971 and they were married for 50 wonderful and loving years. They had their only child Jeremy in July of 1973 and were Godly, loving parents to him from that day to this day. Phil had twin grandsons that were born in 1998 and were called Home to Heaven as infants just a few short days after their birth. Phillip Lane Wesson and Jacob Cole Wesson. In 1999 Jessica Wesson was born and was the apple of her Big Daddy's eye from the word go. Then God blessed again and in 2001 Will Wesson was born and was the grandson and other apple of his eye. He also had the pleasure of getting to get to know and love his daughter-n-law Melissa whom he enjoyed a wonderful relationship with.Phil spent nearly 30 years as an electric lineman and serviceman for AP&L and Farmers Electric Coop. God blessed him and Sharon with the opportunity to move to Mountain View in 1998-1999 where Sharon transferred and worked until retirement from the USDA Farm Service Agency. Phil and his cousin Keith started a residential construction business and were blessed with being able to build many homes and cabins on the White River and all over Stone and surrounding counties for 20 plus years. He built houses here but now enjoys a mansion up there. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed trout fishing with his son and grandbabies as well as deer hunting in South Arkansas at the Fountain Prairie Hunting Club. Many generations of his family and close friends have spent countless hours of Godly fun, fellowship and hunting there on that special place with him where he will be forever remembered and missed. He enjoyed sitting on the front porch with his granddaughter and swinging even as she grew into an adult. Phil enjoyed watching Razorback sports with his grandson and the constant ribbing and good times that went on between them.Phil passed on a legacy of love for Jesus that his family and friends are so grateful for. He was a proud member of Arbanna Baptist Church and loved his church family as his own. He was, behind God, the rock of his family and like the song he sang in church with his wife ''One Blessed Man''. He is survived by his wife Sharon of Mountain View, AR, son Jeremy (Melissa) of Searcy, AR, grandchildren, Jessica Wesson of Fayetteville, AR, and Will Wesson of Searcy, AR, one sister Wanda Holland of Springfield, MO. Phil is preceded in death by his parents Doyle and Margaret Wesson, one sister Myra Wesson, two grandsons, Phillip Lane Wesson and Jacob Cole Wesson and one brother-n-law Freddy Holland.He also leaves behind a host of loving family and many other friends and church family that will truly miss him.Homegoing Services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 2022 at Arbanna Baptist Church in Mountain View, AR with Bro. Jim Chandler officiating assisted by Bro. Glen Swafford. Visitation will be at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 2022 at Arbanna Baptist Church in Mountain, View, AR. Interment will follow at the Sylamore Cemetery, Sylamore, AR.
Sharon: just learned of Phil’s passing. Donna and I are deeply saddened and extend our sympathies. Phil was a true gentleman and will be missed.
Sharon, Dan n I are so sorry to hear about Phil. We will always remember the influence n teaching he did as we were new Christians in the Lord in Diaz Baptist Church and we will remember you both with love and are praying for you and the family.
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.
We are saddened by this news. Many treasured memories of our time in Newport.
I'm Sorry for y'alls loss I will be Praying for Y'all Phil was a good Man and I really enjoyed talking to him .
Oh Sharon, I am crying ugly tears for your loss. We know it is Heaven's gain, but he will be missed greatly here. We pray you will continue to feel God's embrace today and all of the days ahead. Love and hugs sweet and beautiful lady.
FAMILY Wesson, we are saddened by your loss...heaven's gain. We will miss Phil and always encouraging words. He built our home near Calico Rock, and was a pleasure to work with. He was ready to help in any way. Good Christain Man. Blessed to know Him and Keith. Home coming for Phil. We pray for comfort in coming days/weeks.
You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Just think of the wonderful reunion Brother Phil is having with our sweet Lord and savior. All who knew him were so blessed. We love you.
Dear Sharon & family,Our hearts were broken this morning when we read of Phil’s home going. We knew when we left Mtn View that he was having health problems but prayed those issues had passed. Please know Larry & I felt you & Phil were some of the most godly people we knew. We missed y’all so much when we left Arbanna. Your faith is great; lean on the Lord; He is the only help in a situation like this. We will be in prayer for you & the rest of the family. In Christ’s love, Larry & Jean Wofford
Dear Sharon, Jeremy & Melissa, Jessica & Will.We are so sorry for your and our loss of Brother Phil. We have cherished our dear friendship with Phil and all of you. Phil was a delight, a honor and a blessing to have as a friend Your whole family has been such a blessing to us and we are going to all miss this wonderful man. But this is just going to be a separation for we will join Phil one day. We enjoyed the time we had with Phil a look forward to spending eternity with him Praising the Lord .We will continue to keep you all in our prayers. You are loved more than you know. LOVE & Prayers 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️😘.Keith & Sonja
Sharon, That is such a beautiful tribute to Phil , I don’t think I’ve ever read a better obituary! I’m sure you will miss him so much but just remember where he is and that he will watch over you all ! Miss seeing you , Love Rosetta
Very sorry for your loss. My father and mother thought so much of Phil and your family. They told me about their recent visit with him a few days ago. Please know we are all praying for your family. Jason & Laurie Rapert
We are so sorry to hear the sad news of Phil's passing. Our Love and Prayers for you and your family.
Sharon, i have such good memories of you and Phil. You were so much alike... so kind, so caring...Lov you, friend...🌹
I am so very sorry that you have lost Phil. I know he must have been a good man as he was a really good kid. I was in the same class with him at Maynard all the years they lived there. I've only seen him a time or two at class reunions since we got out of school. I know your hearts are heavy at this sad time, but just remember he is where he has worked his whole life to achieve. Phil suffers no more. I pray God holds you in his hand and comforts you. Keep the good memories close at hand.
May God hold you close and comfort you at this time as only he can. I’m so sorry Sharon.
Phil was a dear friend from my youth. Growing up, attending church and school with him and his sisters in Maynard, AR. So sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers for Sharon, Jeremy, his grandchildren and Wanda Gail.
Praying for comfort and peace for all the family. My thoughts are with all of you in the coming daysGail Gandy
Maury and I are so sorry for your loss. We have a beautiful house in Mtn View thanks to Phil and Keith. So many great memories we see constantly that remind us of Phil. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Sharon this breaks my heart I’ve known Phil ever since they moved to Maynard. He was a fine man My prayers to you and the family! 🙏🙏
Ms Sharon, Jeremy,Jessica,Will....we are so very sorry to hear about Mr Phil. Prayers for y'all in the coming days and weeks for peace and comfort. Mr Phil was a great man and will be greatly missed by all that knew him. We love y'all.
Oh Sharon , my heart hurts for you❣️ Such sweet sweet memories of all of us classmates. Please know your on my Heart and in my Prayers. Sending Love and Hugs Dear Friend🙏❤️🙏
A greater man was never known! In my thoughts and prayers. 🙏🙏🙏
Barry & I are so sad to hear of Phil’s passing. It is such a loss for our community. Phil lit up the room with his smile and filled the space with unparalleled enthusiasm. We are so sorry, Sharon. We love you all.
Ms Sharon I’m so sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. Phil’s love, your precious memories and your faith in God will get you through all the days ahead. Love you so much Ms Sharon💗
Your family is in our prayers!
I have and will continue to pray earnestly for your family! Knowing the man Jeremy is tells me he was a godly husband and father and example of what a man of God should look like! Praying God fills your heart with His presence as you celebrate his life and faith in our Lord tomorrow.
We love you guys, God has bless our lives having him and you guys in our lives
Phil was one of a kind. I loved him so much and he always gave me advice on anything I asked him. He was always there for me no matter the time of the day or night. If something was bothering me I would look to see if Phil was on Facebook, and if he was I would send him a message and he immediately started talking to me. Always told me he loved me at the end of our conversations. He will be missed greatly. Praying for the family.
My heart is broken but I know Phil is rejoicing with the Lord. May God comfort and strengthen you all during this difficult time of sorrow. Phil was a friend to all! He will be greatly missed. Love you all very much!
Jeremy, it’s tough to lose your dad, I’m a witness. I think about my dad daily. Thank God for the legacy your dad leaves behind for you and your children to emulate. Jeremy, my prayer is that God, our Heavenly Father, will comfort, strengthen and bless you and your family.
Phillip was such a precious soul and always smiling and positive. I was blessed to know him! My prayers are with the family. Go rest high buddy!
Phil was an amazing man of God. We are all blessed to have had the privilege to know and love him. May God comfort and guide you as you endure the days that follow. We love you and will be here for you. Mike and JoAnn
Always enjoyed brother Phil’s kindness and harmonica play. My prayers for all the family and friends .
So so sorry Sharon and family Love you Alma
We love you and in our prayers ❤️
So sorry to hear this, but we will rejoice together one day.
SharonVery much saddened and surprised. My thoughts and prayers for you and family. The limited times I spent with Phil discussing the construction of the cabin and after it was completed and then the sale to you guys convinced me 100% as to what kind of a person he was. I only wish i had put forth more effort into knowing him even better.God Bless
We are so sorry for your loss Sharon and family. May God give you peace and comfort during this time.
Sharon & family -Our hearts hurt for you all. Phil was always so soft spoken & kind hearted. He always had a big smile & kind words whenever we saw him. Prayers for God’s comfort and guiding Grace as you go through this journey of sorrow. May he hold you close as He is holding Phil close 🙏Joe & Susie Peceny
Sharon, we are so sorry to hear the sad news of Phil's passing. Our Love and Prayers for you, Jeremy and his family.Phil was a good Christian brother and friend, and always willing to help out when needed. We have fond memories of the trips we took to the Arizona Indian Reservations with the Church. Anytime something was needed for supplies, food or whatever, Phil was always the first one to open up his wallet. God Bless You AllJack and Katie Helm
I am so sorry for your loss. But I am Happy for Phil. He is in a much better place. He was loved by one and all and missed by all after you moved to Mt View. He was a light to everyone around him. Will be praying for you . Jeremy, and family. Love you all Vickie and Jim
I’m so sorry for y’all’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
So shocked and saddened to hear. I have great memories of a time he took a group of boys from his Sunday school class camping, one just had to be there. Praying for his beautiful family
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Phil. He was always such a nice and pleasant person we enjoyed seeing around MV. May God's love and your fond memories see you through the coming days. Jim and Kay Hinkle