Mr. Marty Phillips
February 8, 1960 - March 17, 2020
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Martin (Marty) Lee Phillips was born February 8, 1960, in Springfield, Missouri, to Patricia (Martin) and Lee Phillips.  Marty graduated from Parkview High School in 1978 and earned a bachelor’s degree from Southwest Missouri State University (now MSU) in Computer Information Systems in 1988. He began his career at Bolivar Insulation Company, then worked for…

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David A. Cole left a message on June 2, 2020:
I just found out about Marty Phillips's passing a few days ago, and am deeply saddened. Marty was also a former member of the Missouri Chess Association Board of Directors, and was definitely passionate about chess. I had the privilege of playing 2 tournament games against Marty Phillips and I won both of those games, but not without a struggle. Marty was quite the competitor over the chess board, and we did not see eye to eye on a lot of issues regarding the Missouri Chess Association as we had some disagreements. Despite these disagreements, Marty always appreciated where I was coming from and I appreciated his view points as well, and there wasn't a bad bone in his body despite our disagreements. He was not vindictive by no means, and always treated his fellow chess players with respect, and was always willing to learn from his mistakes as well as the mistakes of others. RIP, Marty Phillips, you will be missed by your family and chess playing brethren.
Anna Archer left a message on April 3, 2020:
In memory of Mr. Marty Phillips, Anna Archer lit a candle
Huba Ann Ray left a message on April 1, 2020:
Dear Sheri and Family, Honoring the beautiful memories! Celebrating a gracious spirit! Remembering a wonderful life! With Deepest Sympathy, Huba Ann Ray Graduate Counseling Department
Bob Heitzman left a message on March 24, 2020:
Marty and I worked at Mercy about the same number of years. Although I was in the St. Louis location and we didn't work very closely I always enjoyed the times when we did interact. He was a pleasure to work with and I looked forward to the times we spoke. I was saddened by the news of his illness and passing. His time here touched me.
Diane Awbrey left a message on March 23, 2020:
To Sheri, Alisyn, Michael, and all those who loved Marty Phillips: You have been and continue to be in our prayers at this time. May the God who made you carry you now, sustain you in the days to come, and go before you into the future you as yet cannot see.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Joy Klika left a message on March 23, 2020:
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray God's peace surround you and your family!
Chuck Phillips left a message on March 22, 2020:
I didn't know him well, but remember how much he seemed to enjoy chess at the club, remember playing him, & his newsletter for the chess club, i will always remember his passion for the game, and will pray for his family, I am sorry for your loss.
Sam Ayres left a message on March 21, 2020:
I only worked with Marty for a short time, but I can attest to everything that was mentioned about Marty and the work he did for Mercy. He was incredibly knowledgeable, extremely helpful, and his work ethic was unparalleled. I was blessed to read about his life, and I had no idea that we share the same passion for music and love of classic cars. When I first met Marty, I had a feeling he was a Christian. There was something about his countenance that made me suspect it. After reading his obituary, I'm now incredibly happy to know that I'll see Marty again someday. The fact that Marty's faith was evident to me without having known him for very long is a testament to the man of God he is. I will be praying for your family during this trying time, and I know the Lord is near to you. "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." Psalms 34:18
LaDonna Friesen left a message on March 21, 2020:
Dear Sheri, when I read the note from Dr. Taylor, I immediately clicked on the site and read about your husband's life. Even though I never met Marty, I was able to enter his story through those words and see him playing chess, offering wisdom in his church, and praying for his family. What a delightful person who lived life meaningfully. May the gentleness of God's wings cover you as a refuge of grace during this time. Please know we are thinking of you.
Heather Kelly left a message on March 21, 2020:
Dear Sheri, I am so sorry for this difficult journey you all have been on. Marty sounds like a special person who will be greatly missed! May the Peace-that-passes-all-understanding be with you and your family during this season, and throughout the days ahead.
Jeff Nelson left a message on March 21, 2020:
Sheri and family, I just read about Marty's life and passions. I am so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you. Jeff Nelson
Cameron & Jill Pace left a message on March 21, 2020:
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Marty. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time.
Don Tosh left a message on March 21, 2020:
I am so, so sorry for your loss. I remember Marty fondly and remember the times we played tennis together (and he invariably won). He had such a joy of life. He will be missed.
Rosa Fuller left a message on March 21, 2020:
In memory of Mr. Marty Phillips, Rosa Fuller lit a candle
LeeAnn Toomey left a message on March 21, 2020:
My deepest sympathy to your family. I didn't know Marty but reading his obit. I was drawn to the many tàlents he had. I bet he was a great man to have conversations with. I also love music. He had a great idea to put all the songs about each person together!! I'm sorry your family lost such a loving man.
Nathan Nelson left a message on March 21, 2020:
Oh, Sheri, Juli and I are grieving with you and keeping you in our prayers.
Susan Langston left a message on March 21, 2020:
I'm so sorry to learn of your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for your family during this very difficult time.
Gina Rentschler left a message on March 21, 2020:
This is a beautiful tribute to a man of many talents, passions and loves. What a rich love and respect you have for one another. May the Lord cover you in His comfort.
Gina Rentschler left a message on March 21, 2020:
This is a beautiful tribute to a man of many talents, passions and loves. What a rich love and respect you have for one another. May the Lord cover you in His comfort.
Lolisa left a message on March 21, 2020:
Praying for the Phillips family. We love you.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Fred Drake left a message on March 21, 2020:
I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you and your family.
Dennis Goodwin left a message on March 21, 2020:
Sorry for you loss. Marty was a great person but most importantly a great friend. While we have not had a lot of contact in later years, Marty wasmy best friend growing up. My prayers are with you during this time.
Greenlawn left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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