Julius L. Phillips known by many as “Phil”, was born January 18, 1926 in Chicago, IL, to the union of Julius Phillips
and Fannie Mae Browder both preceded him in death. Julius attended Englewood High school and after graduation
joined the Army in 1945 during WWII. He received the Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal (Bronze Star), Good Conduct Medal and The Overseas Service Bar. Upon discharge he had obtained the rank of Sergeant.
In September of 1947, Julius married Clara Pauline Dunbar who preceded him in death and out of that union came two daughters Linda M. Phillips-Evans and Carol J. Phillips.
In 1957 Julius met Aurelia Miller and out of that relationship a son was born Julius W. Phillips. In 1960 Julius married Alice E. Troupe and of that union came a son Jerry D. Phillips and a daughter Tina M. Phillips.
Dad worked various jobs throughout the city of Chicago and in 1955 he worked as a Police Officer for the Chicago Park District. In 1958 the Park District merged that division with the Chicago Police Department and Julius became a Mounted Officer, Patrolman and a Communications Dispatcher. During his career he received several awards and commendations for outstanding service. The most memorable was the apprehension of a person threatening to assassinate Mayor Jane Byrne on Dec. 22, 1981.
Dad, known as “The Chief” by his fellow officers worked for the City of Chicago for 33 years. In 1986 he retired. He and Alice packed up and headed to sunny Arizona and settled in Chandler, Arizona. where they both returned to the work force, Alice for the airline and Dad for the Chandler School District as a Crossing Guard at Humphrey Elementary School.
They had a beautiful life together. In 1996 Alice passed away. Dad remained in Arizona where he continued to enjoy the desert climate and the Arizona lifestyle. He made many friends; his best one Darlene Dunn.
He lived there 28 years; he accepted Christ and was baptized in2003. Dad continued to work part time until 2008. In 2014 due to the changes in his health he decided to return to Chicago to be closer to his family.
Dad was a survivor! Cancer… Open heart surgery…Heart valve transplant and other maladies attributed to aging.
The last two years of his life an excellent team of care givers; Joyce, Mendorra and Robert Burns were there to assist with his daily care and comfort; daughter Carol made sure all the bases were covered. We want to Thank them for their dedication and their love shown for our father. His children were with him all
the way until the end.
Dad lived 92 years…… a Long, Good and Full life! On January 14, 2019 Julius was called home to be with his Lord
and Savior. We will miss Phil, The Chief, Pops, Daddy-O, Mr. Smooth, Dad, & Mister Phillips. We will miss his humor,
wit, sage advice, his stories and his smile. We thank God for the time he was on this earth, and that he is resting in the
comfort of the Lord.
He leaves to cherish his memory: His beloved daughters Linda M. Evans (Milton), Carol J. Phillips (Roy), Tina
Michelle’ Phillips (Steve). Sons Jerry D. Phillips (Blanche deceased) and Julius W. Phillips (Julie) grandchildren Ronald Storey (Debbie), Lori Ingram, Tycel Phillips MD (Aja’), Gheri, Rochelle (Brandon), Anthony Peck (Kelli), Alice Diane, Jayla, Jason, and Jayme. Eighteen great-grandchildren, two sisters-inlaws, along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
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