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Phillip Wayne Crook

September 10, 1942 — December 24, 2023


Phil Crook, age 81, of Knoxville, Iowa, passed away December 24, 2023, at West Ridge Specialty Care in Knoxville.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 29, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Pierschbacher/Williams Funeral Home located at 702 E. Robinson St. in Knoxville. Following visitation, a graveside service will take place at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials in Phil’s memory may be made in care to his family to be designated at a later date.

Phillip Wayne Crook was born on September 10, 1942, in Knoxville, Iowa, the son of William and Alta (Pitt) Crook. He grew up in Knoxville and attended Knoxville Schools. Following high school, Phil became employed at VerMeer and worked as a welder for 29 years, until retiring. After retiring, he worked at Wal-Mart for several years.

Phil was united in marriage to Juanita Carter. They were blessed with four daughters, Michell, Christine, Melissa, and Stacey.

Phil enjoyed fishing, making trips to Branson and Northern Iowa, and was fond of camping also. Phil loved life and was known to be a little ornery. His greatest love was his four girls and spending time with his grandchildren.

Phil is survived by his daughters; Michell (Danny) Bender, Christine Shaw, Melissa Crook, and Stacey (Daniel) Torres; four grandchildren, Jordan Terrell, Danielle Mitchell, Charlie O’Riley, and Alex Gill. He is also survived by two great granddaughters: Rowan and Raegan; and sister; Ann Haberer.

Phil is preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Connie Crook.


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