Elmer W. Phillips
Elmer W. Phillips, 90, of Raytown, Mo., passed away April 5, 2015.
Bill was a proud member of the U.S. Army and was a World War II Army veteran and a devoted family man. He was a Deputy Sheriff, in Nevada, in 1959 and 1960. Bill was very proud of his time spent as a law enforcement officer and of his military service.
He loved to fish and hunt small game when he wasn't busy working to support his family. He was also a proud member of the Free Masons Society and was a member in good standing.
Elmer was preceded in death by his wife, Elnora Phillips; grandson, Steven Peterson; and a great-grandson, Timothy Phillips. Survivors include his sons, Butch Phillips, John Phillips and his wife, Vicki, and Martin Phillips and his wife, Jacki; daughters, Kathy Phillips-Newton and husband, Jerry Newton, Diane Phillips, and Bonnie Peterson and husband, Steven Peterson; grandchildren, Daniel Phillips, Patrick Phillips, Christal Phillips, Greg Phillips, Kimberly Gritts, Ryan Phillips, Dustin Peterson, Daniel Peterson, and Rusty (Red) Phillips; great-grandchildren, Oscar Zavala, Jackson Phillips, Talli Gritts, Kyah Gritts, Conner Phillips, Bridget Phillips, Richard Phillips, Austin Phillips, and Selena Phillips; and a brother, David Phillips. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, at Charter Funerals, 5000 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Kansas City, MO 64133. Graveside services will be held at Click Cemetery, in Nevada, Mo., on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.charterfunerals.com.