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MOUNT PULASKI -- Junior Lee Pharis, 81,
of Mount Pulaski, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at 9:27 p.m. at his
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with
the Rev. Kevin Treptow officiating. Visitation will be from
noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery.
was a retired carpenter.
He was born Dec. 19, 1928, in Bearsdale to Owen
and May Embery Pharis. He married Maymie Smith in
Clinton on Sept. 25, 1948. She preceded him in death
on Sept. 16, 2009.
He is survived by two sons, Gary (and Penny)
Pharis of Mount Pulaski and Eddie (and Jane) Pharis
of Mount Pulaski; five grandchildren, Laura Pharis,
Mandl (and Scott) Luckhart, Aaron (and Jennifer)
Wilham, Joseph (and Amanda) Pharis and Josh Pharis;
nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ray (and
Pat) Pharis of Refugio, Texas, and Kenneth and Mary
Pharis of Rienzi, Miss.; and three sisters, Helen
Frank of Refugio, Texas, Dorothy (and Vernell) Bahn
of Mount Pulaski and Lou (and Gene) Mattingly of
He was also preceded by in death by one brother,
Gerald Pharis, and one sister, Lillian P.
He was a member of Chestnut United Methodist Church
and one of the founding members of the Chestnut Fire
Memorials may be made to Chestnut Methodist
Church or Memorial Home Hospice.
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