|Birth: ||Jul. 10, 1938|
St. Louis County
|Death: ||Jan. 8, 2008|
69 years 5 months 29 day
Born Justin Earl Phillips Jr. in Jennings Missouri to
Justin E Phillips 10 Apr 1904-25 Sep 1968 and
Florence Keller Hare 15 Dec 1907-22 Apr 1996.
Florence started using the surname McCormick for Justin while he was in elementary school, she never had his name legally changed.
He joined the US Navy in Jan 1959, retired after 30 years as a PNCM in August 1988, he absolutly loved his job, to him it wasn't a job but a joy to serve. At retirement he moved to Arizona.
Married to Mary Lou Ouellette Nov 7, 1960, in San Diego CA. One of his favorite saying to her was "spend all your kisses". Father to 5 children Robert, Mary (Laurie), John, Michael and Ellen. 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.
Very much a "people" person, friend to all. Loved to drink coffee, smoke, read and go fishing. Some of his collections included ball caps, mostly from Navy ships, knives, I'm sure every member of his immediate family has a knife given to them by J Earl, flashlights, same holds true here for the flashlights as with the knives!
Oh, how he enjoyed feeding and taking photographs of the hummming birds that buzzed around his patio. Enjoyed the music of Patsy Cline and Ahmad Jamal, the joy of a sunrise and the beauty of a sunset. He loved homemade tacos and the chicken enchiladas made by daughter Laurie.
Want something fixed, no problem J Earl had a knack for figuring out how to get it done...I was always asking him, "how do you know how to do that?"
Loved his family, all the cats he adopted along the way and his little dog Patches till the end. Patches died 86 days before his friend J Earl, Patches had been in the family for 14 years. Preceded in death by son Robert Dec 12 1988.
Left behind, those who will think of him always with smiles and a few tears are his wife and:
Daughter: Laurie Boyle and grandchildren Jennifer, Kathlene and Eddie
Son: John, Celia (Accardi), grandchildren John Robert and Lydia McCormick
Son: Michael, Alison (Johnston) and grandchild Andrew
Daughter: Ellen and Stacy Schiver
Granddaughter: Amanda (McCormick)Carney and great-grandson Ethan
Justin Earl Phillips (1904 - 1968)
Florence Keller Hare McCormick (1907 - 1996)
Robert Edward McCormick (1957 - 1988)*
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego County
Plot: Section CBI, Row 3, Site 90
Created by: Mary Lou McCormick
Record added: May 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69574810
Just a Hi and a Hug and I Love You...miss your face, miss hearing your voice and holding your hand....Love you,|
Added: Jan. 31, 2014
Happy to us...!!! miss you, love you...many hugs, ML|
Added: Nov. 7, 2013
Thank you for your service
Added: Oct. 23, 2013
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