Obituaries

Clarence Phillips Jr. “Hooker”


Clarence Henry Phillips Jr. was born on Tuesday, August 23, 1949 in Hope, Arkansas, to the proud parents, Clarence H. Phillips Sr. and Janie M. Blake-Phillips. Clarence, better known as “Hooker,” attended Hope Schools and gained many friends along the way.


Hooker was employed as a welder at SMI Joist Company in Hope, AR. He also worked at Fink & Co., a jigsaw puzzle factory, where he served as a supervisor for 16 years. He got married to the late Roberta Stewart and to that union five children were born.


In 2003, Hooker moved to Kansas City, Kansas. He worked in the security department at Donnelly College until his retirement. Hooker had a passion for sports, especially horse racing. Moreover, he had great love for his family.
Clarence Jr. gained his angel wings on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at the age of 72 in Kansas City, KS. He will remain in our hearts for eternity.


He is preceded in death by: his parents, Clarence Sr. & Janie Phillips; children, Rachealetta Phillips, Clarence H. Phillips III, and Easter Young; sisters, Gladys Jones and Juanita Vickers; and brother, Louis Phillips Sr.
Clarence Jr. memories will be cherished by: his daughters, Rockeal McBride of Kansas City, KS, Janie (James) Phillips-Haynie of Texarkana, Texas, Ronda Phillips-Morris of Hope, AR; sons, Raylon (Louella) Pennington Sr. of Hope, AR, and Jonathan Pree of Little Rock, AR; sister, Loretta Conway of Hope, AR; grandchildren, Raylon Jr., Gerthine, Olivia, Joseph, Miesha, O’Sheauna, Raychealetta, Stephenique, Aretha, MaKenzie and Aaden; great grandchildren, Jaiiden, Ahmad, Daemyla, Lebron, Ray’Sean, Amiyah, and Kemiah; close friend, Paul Robinson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


+SERVICES+
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021
*Public visitation will be 4-6 pm CST @ M&H Memorial Chapel | 411 S Walnut St., Hope, AR


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2021
**Celebration of Life service will commence at 1 pm CST @ Washington Gardens Cemetery | 112 Carrigan St., Washington, AR


NOTE: Safety protocols will be followed. Face masks are required.


Honored Service Provider:
McFadden & Hitchye Funeral Enterprises www.mandhfuneral.com
30+ years of experience

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