John Phillips, 58

John Franklin Phillips, age 58, of Centreville, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at his home following a long illness. He was born in Sturgis on Jan. 26, 1961 the son of the late Carlos E. and Laura J. (McClish) Phillips, and was a lifetime resident of the area. He graduated from Centreville High School and later became a Certified Nursing Assistant. John worked at Sturgis Foundry and later at Fairview Nursing Home where he was named CNA of the Year. He later worked at Three Rivers Manor before retiring due to declining health. John loved all kinds of music, singing and playing his guitar. He was the DJ for several weddings and family parties. He enjoyed lighting the home and decorating for Christmas. He loved his children, grandchildren, and all forms of caffeine.

John is survived by his wife, Karen; two children, Jason (Brianna) Phillips and Jessica (Lee Smith) Phillips of Centreville; three grandchildren, Kierstin, Aubrey, and Arden; brother, Joe Phillips of Durant, OK; sister, Deb (John) Van Hare of Centreville, and sister, Alice (Ricardo) Munoz of Burr Oak; nine nieces and nephews, Cindi Pennington, Eric Phillips, Mark Van Hare, Jeff Van Hare, Brandon Van Hare, Paulino Hernandez, Angela Hernandez, Alex Munoz, and Jamie Van Aiken; several great-nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 am Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon. Funeral services will begin at 11 am Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Terry Siler of the First Congregational Church of Bronson officiating. Cremation will follow services. Memorials contributions will be directed to the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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