John A. Phares passed away Saturday July 14, 2012 at 9:40 am in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL. He was born September 14, 1929 in Moweaqua, IL the son of Orrin and Hester McPeek Phares. He married Kimberly K. Mansfield on July 19, 1979 in Florida. He was the owner of SPD Detail Center. He was retired from the United States Postal Service; Co owner of SPD Detail Center; and Fredrick's School of Fine Arts-President of Customer Relations. He was a memeber of Am vets post #29.

He is survived by his Spouse Kimberly, Sons Johnny Machino, Donald Machino, Scott (Nancy) Phares, Michael Phares, Joseph Phares, Daughters Sandra (Sam) Osborn, Pamela Phares, Diana Brown, Heather (Kevin) Mundhenke, Fourteen Grandchildren, Fifteen Great-Grandchildren, One Great Great Grandchild, Brothers Dwight (Delores) Phares of Shelbyville, Uncle Marvin Phares of Taylorville, Several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins. He was preceded by Parents, Sisters Betty Boils and Ethel Fesser.

Visitation will be wednesday July 18, 2012 from 5-8 pm at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Funeral Services will be Thursday July 19 at 2:00 pm at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville with Pastor Jason Hoffman officiating. Burial will be in Grove City Cemetery, Grove City, IL.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL.

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