December 8, 1958 - January 24, 2022
Phil Matchell, 63 of Bolivar, MO passed away Monday, January 24, 2022 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, MO, surrounded by his family when he departed this life and entered into heavens gates on January 24th, 2022 at Cox South in Springfield, MO. He was the husband of Sue Matchell and together they shared 23 years of marriage. Phil was born in St Louis, MO on December 8th 1958 to John and Marie Matchell. He graduated from Bolivar High School in 1977, excelling in football, basketball, shotput, and making friends. Phil had a variety of jobs throughout his life, but he was most proud of his time working as a teacher’s aide with special needs students at Buffalo schools. The lifelong friendships Phil made in his early years and beyond have provided him with unconditional loving support throughout the many trials and difficulties he faced in life. He was a loving Husband, devoted Father and Grandfather, faithful friend, and a devout Christian who enjoyed sharing his Faith with others. Phil was larger than life! He had a love for socializing (with anybody) and made new friends everywhere he went. He was known for his great Faith in Jesus, infectious smile, amazing sense of humor, orneriness, was a captivating storyteller and had a unique ability to find the good in everyone! Phil enjoyed hard work – cutting and splitting loads of firewood over the years and had a passion for hunting and fishing. He killed several deer, turkeys and within recent years enjoyed going on several elk hunts with his son Philip in Colorado, which gave Phil great content for his next BIG story! He is preceded in death by his loving mother, Marie Matchell -Ross. He is survived by his wife Sue Matchell, Father John Matchell, Brother John and wife Brenda, Brother Steve and wife Connie, children Philip Matchell, Anna Lane and husband Luke Lane, Rebecca Huffine and husband Dave, Patricia Kinney and husband Leon, Betty Kampe and husband Jeff, Cynthia Fowler, Melisa Casner and husband Herbert, 22 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, as well as many friends. . Services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, January 28, 2022 at the Butler Funeral Home. Visitation will be held 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thursday, January 27, 2022 at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.
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