Darrell Phillips
JOHNSTON CITY -- Darrell Wayne Phillips, 56, formerly of Marion, passed away at 2:10 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his residence.

Darrell was born to Dean and Wilma (Edwards) Phillips on July 6, 1956.

He married Lisa Coulson on Jan. 11, 1991. They recently celebrated their 22nd anniversary.

He was a real estate agent and worked for Heartland Realty and Rentals in Marion.

Darrell loved working (and playing) at the family farm with his brothers and nephews, spending time with the grandkids and spending time with his beloved dog, Harley Jack.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lisa, of Johnston City; stepdaughter, Kristy Neville and husband, Jon, of Johnston City; stepson, Ryan Avery of Johnston City; stepgrandchildren, Zachary, Grace, Mason and Kayden; brother, Doug and Penny Phillips of Marion; nephews, Ryan and Logan Phillips; sister-in-law, Cindy Phillips of Goreville; niece Trista Phillips; sister Cindy Phillips of Woodlawn; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jack and Jean Coulson; sister-in-law, Debbie and Estel Hoffard; brother-in-law, Randy Coulson; brother-in-law, David Coulson; and nieces and nephews, Derek Coulson, Jason (Jackie) Hoffard and Tiffany (Kyle) Hammel.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Randall Phillips; and niece, Sarah Phillips.

Services for Darrell will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, in Blue Funeral Home in Marion with the Rev. Tim Ozment officiating. Visita-tion will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to TIP Hospice. Envelopes will be available during services or may be sent to the funeral home.

For additional information or to sign the guest register, visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.

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Published by The Southern Illinoisan from May 17 to May 19, 2013.
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Lisa and Family,
May all of you be at peace to know that Darrell is watching over you from a place that he won't hurt anymore. Prayers and thoughts go out to you and yours while you go on to this new chapter of your lives.
Shannon Cusick
May 25, 2013
Cindy so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.
Sandra Krikshiunas
May 21, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. Darrell was a great person and I enjoyed working with him over the years. May happy memories carry you all through this sorrowful time. Wanda Cain
May 21, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss Lisa. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Greg Lee
May 21, 2013
Lisa, so sorry for your loss.
Theresa Moore
May 21, 2013
My husband Chris and I knew Darrell from renting an apartment from him. He always had a smile for us. He will be truly missed.
Angela Beckwith
May 20, 2013
I am so sorry Darrell had to leave you here without him. Even though I have only seen Darrell a few times throughout the years that I have known you I feel like I knew him well. Just from our casual everyday conversations about our families and the times I've heard you talk to each other, I know what a true and happy life you shared. Please know I will be here to help you in anyway I can.
Kitty Willoughby
May 20, 2013
My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss. Remember it's the little things, the small, everyday stuff that you'll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles.It is these memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles.
Dee Ann Hegi
Dee Ann Hegi
May 20, 2013
Lisa, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Joe Dorscheid
May 20, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.
Carol Bolte (Avery)
May 20, 2013
I am so blessed to have had the past 27 years with you. I will miss you every day until we are together again. I love you with all my heart.
Lisa Phillips
May 20, 2013
Kristy my heart breaks for you and your family. You are all in my prayers.
Cyndi Drummond
May 20, 2013
Husband. Friend. Partner. Such a huge loss. Please be comforted by family and the many friends I know are surrounding you. And please know you are in the prayers and thoughts of many more. Lisa, I am so saddened to hear about Darrel's passing.I know your heart is broken. Please let us all help to heal you.
Pam Rowe
May 20, 2013
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time with loss of your loved one.
Jeffrey Riggs
May 20, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss, I have you in my thoughts and prayers
Bob and Donna Boles
May 19, 2013
So sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Beth Hanner (Fletcher)
May 19, 2013
Kristy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Darrell's passing. I was in school with him, he always had kind words for anyone down and would clown around until he had you in stitches. Heaven has defintly gained a gem!! Bless you all!!
Kristi Pulliam
May 19, 2013
God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be,
So he put his arms around you,
And whispered "Come to me".
With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly,
we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

We love you Darrell! We will miss you until we meet again.

Kristy and Jon Neville
Zach, Mason and Kayden
Kristy Neville
May 19, 2013
Lisa, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers will be with you every step of the way.
Lori Porritt
May 18, 2013
So sorry for your loss!! Sounds like he didn't have long to suffer. May God hold him in the palm of his hand until we meet again. He will most certainly be missed by all.
Debbie Hurt
May 18, 2013
Lacie Henson
May 17, 2013
What a LOSS...my brother was always smiling and always lifted the spirits of others. I will never forget when I was little sitting and singing with him while he played the guitar. Such a sad loss...he touched the lives of many. RIP Darrell, I will sure miss you!! Even tho we didn't see much of each other, you meant the world to me...
Love ya
Sister Cindy
May 17, 2013
Outstanding guy, worked with him for 2 years at the Basi's and enjoyed every minute of it. Always in a good mood, never a negative word. Lifted my bad mood so many times. So sorry for your loss Mrs. Phillips. Heard so many nice things about you during my employment with Darrell. I will be praying for you. God Bless.
Jami Jo Perryman
May 17, 2013