May 28, 1958 ~ June 2, 2019

Born in: Warren, AR
Resided in: Denver, CO

Johnny Ray Phillips was born on May 28, 1958 in Warren Arkansas to his parents John Henry and Gloria Dean Phillips. Johnny Ray was the second child born in the family. He was raised surrounded by his sisters and brothers, Lorraine Mitchell, Lawanda Phillips-Martin Jacqueline Phillips, Judy Moore, Lisa Phillips, David Lee Phillips, and Randy Phillips.

Growing up Johnny was very active in school; he received his early education at Garden Place elementary and continued on by attending, Horse Man Junior High School. He was so proud when he finally graduated from Denver’s legendary George Washington High School, where he sung in the Glee Club and was active in ROTC.

Johnny was a hard-working man and started at the early age of sixteen when he boldly walked into the Lawry Air force Base and obtained his first cooking job that afforded him the opportunity to proudly buy his first brand new car a “Formula Fire Bird”. After High School, Johnny went on to truck driving school, which had everyone in awe because he never wanted to drive one, he just liked riding in them. Johnny Ray worked a lot of jobs, he even helped build up the City of Aurora and Denver Metro Area as a construction worker. He really loved working outdoors because it gave him the opportunity to met a lot of people and last but never the least, it gave him the opportunity to keep his eyes on the ladies.

Johnny never met a stranger because he always was gaining friends with his outgoing and loving personality. To know Johnny was to love Johnny. Our brother will be forever missed but never forgotten.

Johnny leaves to cherish his memory and keep his legacy alive, His brothers David L. Phillips and Randy Phillips. His sisters: Betty L. Mitchell, LaWanda Phillips-Martin, Jacquelin Phillips, Judy Moore, Lisa Phillips, Theresa Hawkins, and Kathy Phillips. Many nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends.


Visitation: June 24, 2019 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: June 24, 2019 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Private Cremation:

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220

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  1. My friend my brother I never thought the time would come I Need to Say Goodbye but I’m not saying goodbye I’m just saying I’ll see you later all the good times that we had and some of the bad we came through with flying colors because of the friendship we never turn down each other always stayed together and we’ll stand together again when I get there wait on me friends to the end unless you Johnny your brother Greg Johnson

  2. Johnny brotha keep the party going,we all know your up there causing trouble and making every body laugh. I’m gonna miss you man still owe me 5 dollars….Just kidding brotha and my condolences to the family!!!

  3. Johnny damn man keep the party going, we all know ur up there talking trash making every body laugh. R.I.P brotha much luv!!!

  4. To the Phillips Family,

    my family and friends were deeply saddened to hear of JP’s passing. JP and I go back to 1990 or 1991. Johnny and I were co-workers that became friends. We were both Arkansas kids. He introduced me to the City of Denver, showed me how to move around in this city. Johnny introduced me this family, his Dad would let JP, David, Randy and myself have it, he did not have a problem ripping us a new one, while Ms Phillips would say, “John Henry, leave them boys alone”.

    Johnny was always fun to be around, hangout with, get in trouble with or just ride around Denver with. I can’t believe he’s gone, JP was my friend, the city of Denver and the world has lost a great person! Rest In Peace my friend, JP.

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