Jackie Harold Phillips, 78, of Mt. Vernon, died 4 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home in Mt. Vernon.
He was born July 18, 1935, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Harley and Jesse Phillips. He married Norma Jean Mills on Dec. 21, 1958, in Mt. Vernon.
Jackie was retired from the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Phillips of Mt. Vernon; son, Eric Phillips and wife Rita of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Shelly Joy and husband Bruce of Clute, Texas and Cindy Echols of Liberty, Texas; five grandchildren, Shonda Miranda, Cheryl and husband John Pena, Tracy Echols-Banning, Timothy Echols and Amanda Phillips; brother, John Phillips and wife Pat of Mt. Vernon; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.
In honor of his request, he was cremated and no formal services will be held.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.