George Michael “Mickey” Phillips

Dec 31st, 1949 - Jul 17th, 2020

Service:

Vienna Fraternal Cemetery

Wed, Jul. 22nd, 2020 10:00 AM

Burial:

Vienna Fraternal Cemetery

Wed, Jul. 22nd, 2020 10:00 AM

George Michael “Mickey” Phillips

George Michael “Mickey” Phillips, adored husband, beloved father, grandfather, proud army veteran and dear friend, died peacefully in the arms of his beloved wife on Friday, July 17, 2020. 

Mickey was born to G.W. and Lucille (Norris) Phillips on December 31, 1949. Mickey was a lifelong resident of Vienna, IL and passionate about his dedicated career in trucking, known by many by his handle “Cracker Jack”. Mickey was an avid lover of food and music. He loved a good meal and good music. He enjoyed attending concerts and his favorite was seeing Rod Stewart in Las Vegas with his wife Joyce. Mickey never missed a chance to see his beloved St. Louis Cardinals win a game. He also enjoyed participating in services at Grange Hall Freewill Baptist Church. Mickey had a personality that was filled with humor, candor and wit, which will be missed by all of those who loved him dearly. 

Mickey is preceded in death by his parents, his previous wife, Florence, and a baby grandson Kamran Naeem Quershi. 

Mickey is survived by his loving wife Joyce, his brother Tommy Phillips, sister Belinda Phillips, and his two children Michael Phillips and Allison (Naeem) Quershi. He also is survived by his beloved grandchildren Zayn, Maya, and Kaysan Quershi, as well Kaylan Thomas. Mickey will be missed by a special nephew, Matt Phillips and his children. He was also deeply loved by step-grandchildren, Kerrygan and Logan Drew.

A special thanks for the love and support by his lifelong friend Barb Warmack, as well as pastor Kevin McNeely for his unending support and prayers. 

A graveside service will be held at Vienna Fraternal Cemetery on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Kevin McNeely officiating. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside. Those attending the service are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to Grange Hall Free Will Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at the graveside services or may be mailed to Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; 800 N Market Street; Marion, IL 62959.

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24 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Jason Meyer

    From: Newton, Illinois

    Date: July 19, 2020

    Allison and Michael,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Our family has been friends for many years. I have fond memories of visiting at Mickey and Florence’s home out on old route 146 when I was a little boy. Thinking of you.
    Jason Meyer
    Meyer Funeral Homes
    Newton, IL

  • Guest: Jane Wright

    From: Vienna, Illinois

    Date: July 19, 2020

    Mickey was my classmate at VHS class of 68. I will aways have special memories of him. May God comfort his family during this time. We thought he was a fine man.
    Clearon and Jane Ross Wright

  • Guest: Logan

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: July 19, 2020

    He was my step grandpa but he felt like my real grandpa

  • Guest: Logan

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: July 19, 2020

    He was my step grandpa but he felt like my real grandpa

  • Guest: Catherine Yoder

    From: Jackson Center, Pennsylvania

    Date: July 19, 2020

    RIP Cracker Jack Man!!
    Hug Florence and Ma for me!!!
    Love ya.

  • Guest: JPaul and Theresa McKenzie-Trovillion

    From: Vienna , Illinois

    Date: July 19, 2020

    Allison and Michael…..I’m So Sorry for the Pasting of Your Dad….Our Family’s have Been Friends and Neighbors For as Long as I can Remember …….Sending Prayers and Hugs!!!

  • Guest: Wm and Nancy Belford

    From: Grantsburg , Illinois

    Date: July 19, 2020

    We are so Sorry for his family and friends may God Bless and Keep him

  • Guest: Matthew Prewitt

    From: Kevil, Kentucky

    Date: July 19, 2020

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours.

  • Guest: Julie Blanchard

    From: Grand Chain , Illinois

    Date: July 19, 2020

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I have a lot of great memories of your Dad coaching me in softball and basketball.

  • Guest: Jim and Faith Haney

    From: Vienna, Illinois

    Date: July 19, 2020

    We are so sorry to hear of Mickeys passing. He was so good to our sons. God bless

  • Guest: Joy Beggs

    From: Buncombe, Illinois

    Date: July 19, 2020

    Allison and Michael, we are saddened to hear this!! A lot of a long time ago memories. You both along with your families will be in our thoughts and prayers. Ted and Joy Beggs.

  • Guest: Carol Bryant

    From: VIENNA, Illinois

    Date: July 19, 2020

    Our Deepest sympathy and condolences to Micheal, Allison and his family .
    Carol Orange Bryant

  • Guest: Marlene Belden

    From: VIENNA, Illinois

    Date: July 20, 2020

    So sorry Michael for your loss! My thoughts and prayers will be with you my friend!Hugs!🙏💔

  • Guest: Bobby Rentfro

    From: Collinsville, Illinois

    Date: July 20, 2020

    I am so sorry for your loss. Mickey was a good friend and VHS Classmate.

  • Guest: Jerry Mathis

    From: Madeira Beach, Florida

    Date: July 20, 2020

    Prayers for your family, sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: Stephanie Barfield

    From: Nashville, Illinois

    Date: July 20, 2020

    Sorry Ali and Michael for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest: John Chafin

    From: Cincinnati, Ohio

    Date: July 20, 2020

    Sorry to hear of Mickey passing. We worked together many years and always loved getting the call from River Valley Transport. He was a good man and he loved his family, his kids and his grandchildren. I was very blessed and lucky to be Mickey’s friend. RIP old buddy.

  • Guest: Mike Scarborough

    From: Big pine key, Florida

    Date: July 20, 2020

    Mikey was a life long friend and fellow trucker we had some good times running from coast to coast keep the hammer down and the Sunny side up

  • Guest: Barbara A Yoder

    From: Horse Cave, Kentucky

    Date: July 20, 2020

    Hi Allison & Michael! My thoughts have been with you through this time. My prayers & sympathy. Love to you. Barbara Ann Yoder

  • Guest: Barbara Yoder

    From: Horse Cave, Kentucky

    Date: July 20, 2020

    Hi this is Barbara Yoder, again. My email address is bayoder@yahoo.com.

  • Guest: DANNY ALLBRITTEN

    From: VIENNA, Illinois

    Date: July 22, 2020

    Mickey was a good friend for many years. Lot of good memories from over the road. I will miss him a lot

  • Guest: Gail Campbell

    From: Crystal, Maine

    Date: July 22, 2020

    Mickey was a good friend at one time. Florence was my best friend. I’m sorry Alison and Michael. Prayers and hugs.

  • Guest: David Oliver

    From: Grantsburg, Illinois

    Date: July 22, 2020

    Allison and Michael, Matt and Melissa—-so sorry for your loss.

    Many good memories —–several years ago…..

  • Guest: David Oliver

    From: Grantsburg, Illinois

    Date: July 23, 2020

    Michael and Allison, Matt and Melissa—–if you ever want copies of photos when you were little—-get my email from Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, and get in contact with me…..I’ll be more than happy to share.