John A. McPhail Sr.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Oct. 25, 1932 – April 5, 2014

MENDENHALL — Services for John A. McPhail Sr., 81, of D’Lo who died on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his family after a brief illness, will be at 1 p.m. today at Tutor Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park South in Jackson under the direction of Tutor Funeral Home.

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Mr. McPhail was born Oct. 25, 1932, in Carthage, the son of J.D. McPhail and Bonnie Grace Brantley McPhail.

He attended Forest Hill High School in Jackson and was a member of Holly Grove Baptist Church in Braxton.

He had been self-employed his entire life. If it could be bought, sold or traded, he did it. He had been in the mobile home business in D’Lo for 21 years.

He had a way with people and was easily loved and admired by family, friends and complete strangers. He was a man of his word. He will always be remembered for his soft spoken voice, kind and encouraging words and enormous heart.

He loved his precious Chihuahua, Honey.

Mr. McPhail was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Joe K. McPhail; one sister, Mavis Dawson; one nephew, Robert White; and first wife, Mary Ann Carr McPhail Barber.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Frances Ann Allred McPhail; one son, John “Andy” McPhail Jr. of Crosby, Texas; three daughters, Leah Draughon and husband, J.D., of Mexico, Tina McPhail Harper of Crosby, and Andrea Phillipson and husband, Clyde, of Braxton; four grandchildren, James Harper, Casey McPhail, Leisa McCrary and Kayla Phillipson; one great grandchild, Aaron Harper; and a number of nephews and nieces that all loved him dearly.

Pallbearers will be Dean Barnard, Ferman Ulmer, Robert McClatchy, Randy Beckham, Murry Keith and David Herrin.

A special thanks to Kelly West and Hospice Ministries of Ridgeland and all of the doctors and nurses that took such great care of him.

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