Julius Arthur Philipps, 88, of Jackson, met his Lord and Savior, on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at his home with his family by his side.
He was born January 27, 1932, in Jackson, son of Allois G. and Lulah M. Petzoldt Philipps. He and Janet Reimann were united in holy matrimony at Trinity Lutheran Church at Egypt Mills on September 24,1966. She survives.
Julius was a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson where he was baptized and confirmed; and was an active member of the Men’s Club and Dart Ball Club. He was a member of the American Legion where he served His Lord as the former Chaplain. Julius’s employment included Missouri Barge Lines, Kroger, a custodian at Cape Central High School and in later years a custodian of St. Paul Lutheran School. He was proud to carry on his family heritage by continuing to live and raise his family on the family farm that he was born on. He continued to operate the farm on a daily basis, until most recently when his health began to fail him. Julius loved to hunt especially deer hunting, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
To cherish his memory, he leaves behind his loving wife of nearly 54 years, two daughters, Sandra (Mark) Barr and Carolyn Wood, both of Jackson, a son, Steven Philipps of Jackson, seven grandchildren, Lauren (Cory) Johns, Kaleb Barr, Ariel Barr, Megan Wood, Parker Philipps, Johnathon Philipps, and Elijah Philipps, a brother, Melbert Philipps of Sikeston, and a sister, Ell O’Dean (the late Robert) Knight of Scott City.
Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, along with many loyal friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Melba Philipps, and a son-in-law, John Keith Wood.
Visitation will be Friday, July 10, 2020 from 12:00 pm until service time at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Funeral service will follow, at 2:00 pm, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joshua Schmidt officiating.
Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson, with full military honors.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund or to Saxony Lutheran High School.
Traditional condolence gifts or cards may be sent c/o Julius Philipps, McCombs Funeral Home, 640 W. Independence Street, Jackson, MO 63755.
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