Richard Dennis Phillips

16 septembre 195127 octobre 2020

Richard Dennis Phillips, 69, Kokomo passed away October 27, 2020. He was born September 16, 1951 in St. Louis, MO to James Edward & Helen Phillips. He married Vickie (Nance) Phillips on August 11, 2001 in Kokomo, and she survives.

Dennis served his country with honor for 24 years in the United States Air Force as a Military Policeman. He was co-founder of American Veterans Military Ride Group, and was given the nickname “Baker 1”. He worked for GS4 and contracted into General Motors, employed for 18 years.

Dennis was a member of In His Image Church where he enjoyed spending time with fellow members. He especially loved spending time with his family at dinners and get-togethers, especially his grandchildren. Dennis enjoyed sharing the word of God, singing, and baking.

Also, surviving is his son; Brian Phillips, daughter; Autumn Phillips, brother; Clint Phillips, sister; Louis King, grandchildren; Devon Matthew, Sawyer Renee Phillips, Shane William Phillips, Troy Ward Jr., Kayla Trine, Nathaniel Ward, Lacee Miller, Ricky Sample Ward, Samuel Clark, Steven Arnold, Jordan Corey, J Scott Shaffer Jr., Madison Shaffer, Hannah Bell and Raylynn Bell, stepsons; Travis Ward & David Bell, and stepdaughters; Trena (J.D.) Corey & Andrea (Scott) Shaffer.

Dennis is preceded in death by his parents, brother; Edward Phillips, sisters; Cathy & Carol Phillips, grandchildren; Samantha Sample & Zairemy Bell, and stepson; Troy Ward Sr.,

There will be a time of visitation for Dennis on Friday, November 6, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at In His Image Church, 2940 County Rd. E. 50 N. Kokomo, IN 46901 with services beginning at 2:00 PM with Pastor Brad Swain with be officiating.

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David Fair

5 novembre , 2020

Dennis, It has been years since we have seen each other. Social media has put us back in touch. We had great times in school. So sorry that we were not able to meet up here on earth again, so for now I will say see you later! RIP brother!!!

Robert Strickland

5 novembre , 2020

I am proud to have served next to such a good man in the United States Air Force. We worked together at Grissom AFB, IN for many years and were good friends. Our children were friends and often spent time together as they were growing up. Rich was a hard worker, model airman and served his country well. My family and I send our condolences and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Heels together........Salute......May the Good Lord rest your soul.

Linda Phillips

3 novembre , 2020

I loved Dennis with all my heart. It was a tough decision to end my marriage of 22 years but knew it was the best for him, me, and the kids. I am so grateful that he was able to quit drinking, found God, and met someone to love and to love him. I know he is with God and they are both watching down from heaven on his family, friends and acquaintances.

Love and condolences...Linda Phillips

Randa Perry

2 novembre , 2020

He had 9 lives, I think he was part mancoon. His resiliance was awesome. He never let his health issues get him completely down, like a energizer bunny for sure. He was a FAITH WARRIOR### He was so serious and yet TRIED to crack jokes, lol We lost a compassionate person, he wore OUR hearts on his sleeve. Great guy for sure. I am sure he is awe stricken by what he has recently seen n will see forever. Luv You Buddy###

Molly Thorwell

2 novembre , 2020

Condolences to the Phillips family. I had the pleasure of meeting Dennis when he was in Manistee,Michigan visiting his lovely daughter Autumn Phillips for a celebration. Dennis was a kind, funny man. He will be missed Dearly from his family here in Michigan. May God's angels lift he and his family forever more.

Autumn Phillips

1 novembre , 2020


Dallas Rae Lindenau is also dad's surviving granddaughter.

When he was in active duty, his code name was, "Grumpy."

My father liked to take country roads, instead of the interstate, when we traveled to visit his family in Southern Illinois. He also preferred country style mom-and-pop restaurants, over the chains.

Dennis loved to play cards, whether it's euchre or Uno; and always appreciated a good laugh.

Dennis was a baseball, soccer, and bowling coach for his kids teams, and was on an adult bowling league in Hawaii and Indiana, he was an excellent bowler.

My father was a strong, good-hearted man, and was willing to defend anyone, friend or foe.

Until we meet again, rest in peace 😇

Your Baby Girl ❤