OBITUARY

Bo Phillips

August 5, 1942September 5, 2020
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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Bo Phillips unexpectedly at his cherished hunting camp in South Carolina. Bo is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Pat Phillips and four children, Kimberly Anne Phillips (Buck Ross), Kelly Evins (Lee Evins), Travis Milligan (Diane Milligan) and Kirk Phillips (Ashley Phillips). Bo was also the proud grandfather of Brittani Phillips and Garrett Evins.

He is survived by his sister Esther Zink and three brothers Wayne Phillips, Perryman Phillips, and Ted Phillips.

We will remember Bo for his love for hunting and fishing, and constant hard work. He loved country western dancing and was head of a local country western dance club, The Classic Country Dancers, in Jacksonville, FL. He was an amazing husband, father, and dear friend to so many, never meeting a stranger and always making relationships wherever he went. Bo was born in Bayard, FL. He was known for owning and operating Cannon Welding in Jacksonville, FL for more than 50 years. His drive and passion for his work lead him to becoming one of the top hitch pros in Florida. During that time, he started the Cannon Welding softball team and lead the team to Nationals. Bo was also active in the community and had a passion for history and was a lifetime member of the Mandarin Historical Society.

Bo lived a full and rewarding life with family and friends and went on to retire in Cape San Blas, FL with his wife Pat. We take great comfort in the many wonderful memories we have made with Bo throughout the years.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Phillips, Perryman Phillips, Ted Phillips, Travis Milligan, Kirk Phillips, Garrett Evins, George Chavez & Chris Hino. In lieu of flowers it is asked that donations be made to the Mandarin Historical Society.

Services in honor of Bo will be held at Hardage-Giddens Greenlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, beginning with a visitation on Friday, September 11, 2020 @ 5:00 PM, followed by a graveside service on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. Hardage-Giddens Greenlawn Funeral Home is proud to serve the family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 11, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

Memories

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Wanda Wright

September 11, 2020

Mr. Bo was one of my Dad's best friend. We are blessed that our Dad had a friend like Mr. Bo. My Dad William Herman Wright passed December 9, 2019. He and his best friend are together again. RIP Daddy and Mr. Bo. P.S I'm so sorry for your lost 💔

Kirk Phillips

September 10, 2020

He never looked for praises
He was never one to boast
He just went on quietly working
For the ones he loved the most.

His dreams were seldom spoken
His wants were very few
And most of the time his worries
Went unspoken too.

He was there... A firm foundation
Through all our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold on to
In times of stress and strife

A true friend we could turn to when times were good or bad
One of our greatest blessings
The man that we called Dad

Ken Loyd

September 10, 2020

I met Bo when i became a member of the Florida RV Trade Association and eventually the Region President. I know i speak for all of the region members when i say how sorry we are to learn of Bo's passing. He was a wonderful man and a valuable member or the community and will be greatly missed. I know that attending an RV Show will not be the same from now on. My prayers and thoughts are with the family and the employees of Cannon's.

Don McDonald

September 10, 2020

I first met Kim (Bo) in 7th grade at duPont High School. We became friends forever. Love his family. Praying God will give them the comfort they need during this time.

Bert WILLIAMS

September 10, 2020

Bo Phillips was a good man. I came up in church (Lovegrove Baptist) with Bo, his Mom, and his brothers. I also played on his Cannon Welding Softball team. I Have a trailer hitch on my vehicle installed by his company. I have nothing but good memories of Bo and his family. In Jesus Bert P. Williams

Nathan Baer

September 9, 2020

The word "superman" is the thought that comes to mind first when remembering such a great, great man!
His memory and legacy will forever be in our hearts and we truly enjoyed every bit of time we ever got to spend with him.
Our prayers and love are with all of his family and friends during this most difficult time.

Love to you all,
Nathan & Angel Baer

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