Sunset Funeral Home
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Phillip Wesley Wyrick Jr.

April 7, 1946 - April 13, 2022


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    Jennifer says

    I will miss your smiling face at Circle K! You always had a smile on your face, kind & funny things to chat about❤️ God bless your family

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    Robert Gibson says

    To the Wyrick family, Phil was a great mentor to me as a young UPS driver and all my life. I have a lot of great basketball and golf memories with Phil and son Greg. He was the kind of man who would give you the shirt off his back to help you. Kindhearted and gentle spirit. He taught and walked the word of God. He was a true spiritual witness for our Lord Jesus. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. We will always miss him and his contagious laugh and his ” Ole Brother”. Sincerely Randy and Yvonne Gibson

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    Brian and Stacey says

    Me and Stacey always looked forward to seeing Bro. Wyrick when we arrived at church. He was such an encouraging person, and knew how to lift you up. Not only did he encourage you, but he also encouraged you to always go and encourage someone else. There will definitely be an empty spot at church. It was an honor to know him, and to call him our friend. Our prayers are with the Wyrick family and our church family. With Love and a heavy heart Brian and Stacey.

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    Jeff Reed says

    I worked as a runner one Christmas season for Phil nearly forty years ago to pay for my wife-to-be’s engagement ring. He was a great guy to work for! He could walk faster than I could run! I would be worn out when we finished and he was still going strong. And his faith was obvious in all he did and said and did. I am a pastor today and have shared with my children (now adults and married) and church folks of that winter working for Phil. I think I told him once that he walked so fast that if he wasn’t careful, he’d walk right past the gate at Heaven. A really great guy and faithful disciple of Jesus Christ. Prayers for you all in these days.

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Phillip Wesley Wyrick Jr., 76, went home to be with the Lord on April 13, 2022. He was born on April 7, 1946, to Ruth and Philip Wesley Wyrick Sr. in Evansville, Indiana.

Phil served his country as a United States Marine; he was a mechanic on the F-4 Phantom in Vietnam. He graduated from Evansville North High School. He was an avid golfer, a master gardener, and he enjoyed watching his teams the St. Louis Cardinals and IU. He was strong in his faith; his Church was his life. He spent 70 years as a proud member of Abundant Faith Church; he was a Head Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, Young at Heart Leader, Global Missions Director, and was known to pass out Tootsie Rolls. He Retired from UPS at the age of 48 and went on to work at Circle K., he greatly enjoyed serving his community and creating friendships. He was a family man; he loved his 4 grandsons dearly; he even started a mowing company called P&G for Phil and Grandsons. His family was his world. He was a close friend to everyone and will be missed greatly.

Phil was preceded in death by his parents Ruth and Philip Wesley Wyrick Sr., and his sisters Sue Watson and Linda Wyrick.

Phil is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Donna; children Constance (Keith) Vailes and Gregory (Kristy) Wyrick; grandchildren Jonathan (Tori) Vailes, Daniel (Shalynn) Vailes, Isaac (Bri) Wyrick, Trevor Wyrick; great-granddaughter Nora Vailes and one great-grandson on the way; brother Randy (Janet) Wyrick; many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Visitation will be on Monday, April 18th, 2022, from 4-8pm and Tuesday, April 19th, 2022, from 10am until the time of service at 11am at Abundant Faith Church with Pastor James Maroney and Bishop David Bayer officiating with a burial to directly follow at Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Abundant Faith Church in Phillip’s memory.