Obituary – Phillip D Ishmael

Phillip D Ishmael

June 9, 1971 – February 5, 2021
Age: 49
Residence: Monett, MO
Formerly of: Chillicothe, MO

Phillip D. Ishmael, age 49, of Monett, Missouri, passed away February 5, 2021, in Springfield, Missouri. He entered this life June 9, 1971, in Chillicothe, Missouri, the son of James and Nora (Wood) Ishmael. His parents have preceded him in death. He was joined in marriage December 28, 1995, to Sherry Jackson.

 At 6′ 5″ tall, and his playful attitude with children, Phillip was affectionately known as “the Giant” to the children that knew him. He would go through the house saying “Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum” and watching the expressions of the children’s faces light up. Phillip took pleasure in working on his cars and watching car shows. He loved his family and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

 Phillip is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sherry Ishmael; two daughters: Sierra Ishmael (Joseph Coker) of Aurora, Missouri, and Sarah Ishmael of Monett, Missouri; brother, Shane (Arlett) Ishmael of Monett, Missouri; two sisters: Jennifer (Gabriel) Anderson of Olathe, Kansas, and Crystal (James) Whittington of Crane, Missouri; as well as many other family members and friends.

 A celebration of life will be planned for a later time. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. To leave an online condolence, please visit


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