John Darrell Phillips, 74, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. 

Darrell was born in Moore County on August 25, 1947.  He served his country in the United States Army. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. Darrell worked in the Poultry industry for many years, serving as Flock Supervisor for Mt. Aire Farms and Shipping Supervisor for Perdue Farms.  He loved the Lord and was dedicated to his church. Darrell enjoyed golf, fishing and watching old Westerns.  His family was most important, time spent with them, especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren was special. Darrell was a son of the late Jesse Willard and Flossie Burns Phillips and was preceded in death by brother: Edward Phillips.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Vicki Maness Phillips; daughters: Tonya Beane, Kim Brown and husband Tony;  sons: Wayne Phillips and wife Pansie, Kevin Phillips and wife Misty; grandchildren: Megan, Michael, Laurin, Kristen, Andy; step grandchildren: Braxton, Tyler, Destiny; great grandchildren: Chezlynne, Mason, Maliki, Mackenzie; step great grandchildren: Journee; sister: Delores Moore and husband Jerry; brother: Charles Phillips and wife Judy; many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM, Friday, October 15, 2021 at Unity Grove Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Jason Cheek.  Burial, with Military Honors, will follow in the church cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Kennedy Funeral Home and at all other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC.

Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Phillips family.

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  1. We extend our deepest sympathy to The Phillips Family. May only God’s peace & love carry you through this tough time of saying your earthly goodbyes!
    You are loved!❤️

  2. Prayers for Vicki, Wayne and family, Darrell was always with a kind word, smile and asking about how our family was doing. What a testimony of kindness and Godly compassion he gave to all of us in the community. May Gods comfort be with the family until we are called home. RIP!

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Terry had the pleasure of working with Darrell for several years. He was a great friend.

  4. So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Bobby enjoyed many golf games with Darrell.

    Bobby and Patricia Jeffries

  5. I am very sorry Aunt Vicki Uncle Darrell was a great man I will always cherish the memories I had with him. I love you all so much
    Melinda and family

  6. My Sincere Sympathy and Prayers for all of Darrell’s family! Darrell was a classmate and lifetime friend! I know he will be missed by all who knew him as well!

  7. Vicki and family. . . I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Kathy Bowles Hardy

  8. Vickie and Family, I am very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and the children. I will cherish the memories I have of Darrell.

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