October 2, 2014

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Russell Allen Phillips Print E-mail

June 5, 1962-June 11, 2014

Russell Allen Phillips, 52, Plainfield, died unexpectedly on June 11, 2014. He was born on June 5, 1962 in Wild Rose to Gene and Betty (Baker) Phillips.

Russell never graduated from high school but many people did not know this from his many talents. After leaving school his life travels started from there. Working as a farm hand for Madden Farms, as a mechanic for Plainfield Trucking and then spreading his wings wider, he hit the road as a truck driver. Wanting to be closer to his loved ones, he expanded into logging and turned down the final road opening Phillips Garage as an auto mechanic. “Just Living The Dream.”

Russell teamed up with Bonnie Morris and her son, Cody, and together they continued the massive road trip with him the rest of his journey. Russell deeply enjoyed spending time with his family and many, many friends that he acquired along the back roads, especially his road brother Charlie, and became a valued member of the Drexler family. Russell enjoyed escaping to the open road on his Harley, refurbishing his El Camino, but mostly lending a helping hand to anyone he could help.

Russell is survived by his significant other, Bonnie Morris, and her son: Cody; father: Gene Phillips; brothers: Rickie “Rick” (Alice) Phillips, Randy “Porky” (Julie) Phillips, Ronald “Joe” (Lori) Phillips; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 29 at DJ’s Corner Bar followed with a luncheon at 11 a.m.

Leikness & Stahl Funeral Home, Plainfield is assisting the family with arrangements, www.plainfieldfuneralhome.com.


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