Franklin Phillips


11:00 am - 11:30 am
Friday, September 14, 2018
Diamond Grove Cemetery
Lincoln Ave.
Jacksonville, Illinois, United States

Obituary of Franklin Phillips

Franklin M. Phillips, 84, of Jacksonville passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born February 14, 1934 in Jacksonville the son of Albert Wood and Willella Miller Phillips.

                  He is survived by three nieces, Elizabeth Holdt-Simmonds, Margaret Shea and Rebecca Tryon all of Dallas, OR; several great and great-great nieces and nephews and his close friend and caregiver, Kathy Hullmann of Springfield. He was preceded in death by one brother, William Wood Phillips and one sister, Betty Lou Holdt.

                  Mr. Phillips graduated from Jacksonville High in 1952. He served in the United States Air Force at Nagoya/Komaki Air Base in Japan. Upon his discharge he enrolled at Illinois College in Jacksonville. While at IC he was a member of the golf team. He later attended and graduated from the University of Illinois with a BS in accounting. Upon graduation he obtained his Certified Public Accountant License and worked in Atlanta, GA as an auditor. He retired from the State of Illinois Auditor General Office in 1991.  He was proud to have held his CPA license for over 50 years. He was a 40 year member of Fraternal Order of Eagles #437, American Legion Post #32. He was a 50 year member of Harmony Lodge #3 AF. & AM., VFW Post #755 and the Numismatic Association of Illinois. He was a life member of Elks Lodge #682, DAV, Ansar Shrine Temple, Yaarab Shrine Temple, AICPA, NRA, the Second Amendment Foundation and Shriners International. He held several offices at FOE #437, one of those being Past Worthy President. He enjoyed traveling and taking cruises, especially to the Bahamas and Las Vegas, bowling and golfing and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. He will be remembered for his ability to recall dates and facts, his interesting stories and his generosity.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Diamond Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Helping Paw Project c/o Carol Rodgers 2344 6th St. Springfield, IL 62703. Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at

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