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Joseph Lester Phillips Jr.

January 17, 1953 — February 23, 2022

Joseph Lester Phillips Jr., 69, passed away at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming on February 23, 2022.  

He was born on January 17, 1953 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Joseph Lester Phillips Sr. and Norma Jean Garringer. 

Joseph graduated from Granger High School with the class of 1971. 

He worked as a purchasing agent at Simplot for 45 years until his retirement on September 22, 2017. 

Joseph married Cindy A. Allen in Jackson Hole, WY on April 10, 1992. 

He enjoyed spending his time hunting and fishing, he also loved taking his dog out for rides. 

Survivors include his wife Cindy A. Phillips of Rock Springs, WY; stepsons Craig Cecil and wife Jen of Tucson, AZ, Raymond Cecil and wife Jenny of Portland, OR; sisters Connie Robinson and husband John of St. George, UT, Leslee Ellis and husband George of Magna, UT, Janel Lord and husband Greg of Houston, TX; 14 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his brother Richard Johnson, parents Joseph and Norma Phillips, and sister-in-law Terry Rottini. 

Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held. 

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