January 12, 2022

David Nathan Phillips, Jr., 64 of Williamstown, Missouri, died January 3, 2022 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.

The son of David Nathan and Edna Marilyn McIntosh Phillips, Sr. was born on January 31, 1957 at Keokuk, Iowa. He was united in marriage to Lora Roach on April 21, 1990 at the Providence Baptist Church near Williamstown.

David owned and operated Phillips Sawmill in Williamstown. He had also retired from Seiman’s Energy. He liked to ride horses and tease his grandkids.  He was always working and helping people out and his family looked up to him.  He was a good friend and always enjoyed visiting with all his neighbors.

He is survived by his wife, Lora Phillips of Williamstown, Mo.; children, David Nathan Phillips, III and Mandy Mesecher of Canton, Mo., Danika (Wally) Wallace of Ewing, Mo., Carlie Phillips of Fairview, Tn. and Nate Phillips and Caitlin Reutzel of Vinton, Ia.; grandchildren, Memphis Phillips and Kashton Wallace; siblings, Marilyn Garrells, Linda (Dan) Shirey, Angela (Rock) Shaller, Yvonne (Larry) Dudgeon, Carmon Lindsey, Pam (Randall) Briscoe and Steve (Stephanie) Phillips; and several nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Joseph Wallace, sisters, Donna Nelson, Shirley English, Mary Jane Page, Robin Phillips and Vickie Lair, brothers, Wayne “Jake” Murphy, Sr., Oral “Butch” Murphy and Rocky J. “Brov” Phillips.

A memorial visitation was held January 8, 2022 at Arnold’s Funeral Home in Canton, Missouri. Honorary Pallbearers: Alan Dochterman, Kent Hopkins, Adam Shaller, John Davis, Jerry Lair, Elvis English, Doug English and Fid Murphy.

Inurnment will be in the Zion Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Mississippi Valley State School in Hannibal, Mo.