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 John Jay “Johnnie” Phillips, IV

John Jay “Johnnie” Phillips, IV

Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, USA
Death 7 Mar 1949 (aged 47)
Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, USA
Burial Garden City, Glasscock County, Texas, USA
Plot SW Corner BLK 15
Memorial ID 38891899 · View Source
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He was the son of John Jay Phillips, III and Lora Ethel (Ballard) Phillips.

He married Josephine Crawford Green, August 6, 1928, in Glasscock Co., Texas.

Glasscock Co., Ranchman Dies

Johnny Jay Phillips, 47, Glasscock County rancher, died in a hospital at 7:32 p.m. Monday, March 07, 1949, one day after being brought here for treatment.

Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist church at Garden City with the Rev. J. William Arnett, Big Spring, officiating. Burial will be in the Garden City cemetery beside the grave of his wife, Mrs. Josephine Green Phillips, who was killed in an automobile mishap below Garden City on Oct. 3, 1946.

A native of Howard County, he was born on January 11, 1902. Phillips had been reared in Howard and Glasscock counties. For many years he had operated a ranch on the Garden City road. He was an active member of the Garden City Baptist Church.

Surviving him are two sons, Johnny Phillips, 13, and Don Charles Phillips, 8; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Phillips, Sr. Sterling City route; four brothers, O. R. Phillips, Midland, H. O. (Hub) Phillips, Garden City, V. E. Phillips, Brownfield, F. F. Phillips, Sterling City route; four sisters, Mrs. V. L. Cunningham, Odessa, Mrs. T. C. Rankin, Odessa, Mrs. A. W. Tryee , Ballinger and Mrs. J. D. Yancey, Texas City, Mrs. Clyde Arnold Briggs, a sister-in-law, will attend the services.

The body will lie in state at the Eberley chapel until 1 p.m. Thursday when it will be taken overland to Garden City. With one exception, the pallbearers will be the same as those who served at his wife's funeral. They are Cecil Wikerson, John H. Cox, C. G. Parsons, Frank Ramsell, Jewel White, W. D. Lipscomb, and E. C. McArthur.

By coincidence, Phillips' death came on the seventy-eighth birthday of his father.




  • Maintained by: Joel Hart
  • Originally Created by: LADONNA GREER COLLETT
  • Added: 29 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38891899
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Jay “Johnnie” Phillips, IV (11 Jan 1902–7 Mar 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38891899, citing Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Glasscock County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Joel Hart (contributor 47475882) .