Kenneth Dale Phillips, 84, of Huntsville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at home. 

He was born Saturday, Nov. 5, 1938, in Hindsville, to Lee and Ethna Litterell Phillips.

Dale married Linda Kay Hood on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1962, in Springdale, and together they were parents to two children. Dale started his career at Standard Register and worked there 10 years before retiring to farm full time in 1968. In 1978, Dale’s family was selected as Madison County Farm Family of the Year, and he served as a Huntsville School District Board member for 18 years. Additionally, Dale served on Washington County Farmer’s Mutual Insurance’s Board of Directors for 23 years, and as their Treasurer from 2012. Family gatherings for birthdays and holidays were especially meaningful to Dale, who loved spending time with his family. Sports was also something he enjoyed watching his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren participate in.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Ethna Phillips. 

He is survived by his wife, Linda Phillips, of the home; his daughter and son-in-law, Katrina and Randy Burnett of Farmington; his son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Jerri Sue Phillips of Huntsville; five grandchildren, Hailey and Jim Kuhlmann, Kelsey and Austin Sutterfield, Miranda Burnett, Wilson and Heather Phillips, and Kolby and Brook Burnett; and 10 great-grandchildren, Hannah, Maddox, Evie, Charley, Pierson, Easton, Fletcher, Juliette, Murphy and Kessler. Dale is also survived by his siblings, Darrel and Alma Phillips of Hindsville, Glenda and Buddy Lee of Jacksonville, N.C., Marie and Frankie Fitch of Huntsville, Gary and Judy Phillips of Huntsville, Roger Phillips of Hindsville, and Karen and Mike Churchwell of Gravette.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, at Brashears Funeral Home. Loren Collins and Dwain McLoud officiated. 

Pallbearers were Wilson Phillips, Kolby Burnett, Jim Kuhlmann, Austin Sutterfield, Phillip Lee and Jared Phillips. 

Honorary pallbearers were Darrell Phillips, Gary Phillips, Roger Phillips, Frankie Fitch, Buddy Lee and Mike Churchwell. 

Interment followed services at Buckeye Cemetery, Hindsville. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dale’s name may be made to Arkansas Children’s Northwest Hospital, 2601 Gene George Blvd., Springdale, AR 72762 

Services were entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.