Gerald "Jerry" Ivan Phillips, age 68, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at his home. He was born February 10, 1951 in Sikeston, Missouri to the late Ivan and Earldean (Newton) Phillips. He was employed with Affiliated Foods Southwest for over twenty-eight years and was of Assembly of God faith. He enjoyed spending time with his family, pulling one over on the ones he loved the most, and loved to fish.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his older brother, Freddy Phillips.
He is survived by his wife of almost forty years, Reba Joyce (Watson) Phillips; two daughters, Christa Elaine McElhaney and husband, Matthew and Bethany Greene and husband, Andy; seven grandchildren, Madison, Bryce, Brooklyn, Kevin, Emma, Benjamin, and Abigail; two sisters, Shirley Jones and husband, Dale and Teresa Henson and husband, Charlie; two nieces, Holly Funderburk and husband, Charles and Julie Coburn and husband, Roger; two nephews, Daniel Watson and wife, Kellie and Adam Watson; one brother-in-law, Lewis Watson and wife, Marva; four great-nephews; two great-nieces; best friend of over forty years, Wayne Lancaster and wife, Marianne; and other relatives and friends. He is also survived by his favorite pets, Sadie and JoJo.
A time of visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm, Friday, April 26, 2019 at Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market Street, Benton, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations be made to Civitan Services, 121 Cox Street, Benton, Arkansas 72015 or by visiting http://civitanservices.com/donate-now.