Arley Forrest Phillips

Arley Forrest Phillips, 84, passed away, peacefully, on March 18, 2021, of Covid-19. Arley was born March 14, 1937, in Lamar, Arkansas, to William Sinclair Phillips and Nona Irene Crotts, Arley married Beverly Elizabeth Reenan, on November 17, 1960, in Belleville, Illinois. Arley and Beverly were sealed for time and eternity, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington DC temple on July 26, 1983.

Arley lived in Arkansas, until age 11, at which time he moved to Illinois, where he graduated high school. After high school, Arley enlisted in the Army, and served as a tank commander, while stationed in Germany. Upon his return, Arley moved to St Louis, Missouri area. Arley worked for over 40 years as a machinist and can maker, with an aluminum can factory. After

Arley’s retirement, he and his wife moved and retired in St George, UT, in 1998. Arley, again went back to work as a Walmart door greeter, because he enjoyed the social aspect of it.

Arley has always enjoyed traveling, his entire life! He had been to around 45 states and numerous countries. Arley enjoyed playing card games, such as hearts, and he loved going to the movies. He also had a tremendous love for his dogs.

Arley is preceded in death by both of his parents, his brother Walter Franklin Phillips, and his son, David Lawrence Phillips.

Arley is survived by his wife, Beverly, his half-siblings, Susan, Laura, and Michael. He is survived by his children, Ruth Ann (Jim) Barlow, David Wayne Phillips, and Christine Rena Phillips. Arley is also survived by his grandchildren, Elizabeth (Michael) LaCasse, Robert (Amanda) Bishop, Rachael (Jason) Barton, Katherine Phillips, and Izabella Phillips. Arley is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Jaxon, Ryder, Cambria, Grayson, Amber, Mikayla, Nikolas, and Jason.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 11:00 am, at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St George, UT. There will be a viewing before the service from 9:30 – 10:30 am. Interment will take place at Tonaquint Cemetery.

Family and friends are invited to view the funeral service online. Please click on the link

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to his online guestbook at www.




9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Second Visitation


11:00 a.m.


Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT


12:00 noon
Tonaquint Cemetery
1777 S Dixie Dr, St. George, UT 84770

Guest Book

7 Responses

  1. Dad, you contributed so much to my life! But, the three things that stand out the most are, 1) Your incredible support of my dreams… specifically, figure skating. You worked so diligently so that I could follow my dreams in the competitive figure skating world. 2) You’ve inspired our shared “Wanderlust.” You and I have always shared a love for travel and exploring. I consider our travel memories such a wonderful gift, that I will always treasure! 3) You supported Katherine and Me, when we chose to move to St George, UT, to be closer to You and Mom. I feel such gratitude for all of your help and support in raising Katherine. Our family is the greatest gift of my life!
    I love You more than my words could ever express! Breathe easy, and rest well, until we meet, again, Dad ❤️

  2. Bev, Ruth, Dave, Christine & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have known your family longer than I have known anyone else.

    I remember the times visiting your home when you lived in Arnold, and you visiting us. I can still hear Arley talking & laughing. He will be missed. Prayers for all of you

    John Trucano

  3. My dad was a faithful provider that could always be counted on. He set an good example of how a man should provide and made me the man I am today. I will honor his memory by fulfilling my duties and make him proud. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  4. Bev, Ruth, David, and Christine
    So sorry for your loss. Arley was a great man, so full of life. Wish I was there to give you all a big hug.

  5. Arley was one of the nicest guys he would always have a smile on his face and a hand shake when my husband & I came into Walmart always asking about our family how we were doing and a wonderful sense of humor! We are so sorry to hear about his passing! Another guardian angel in heaven looking out for us!

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