He was born Jan. 4, 1921, in Brazil, to George and Hazel Phillips.
He was a United States Air Force veteran who retired from being a pilot in the Air Force, and also retired from working at the Federal Prison in earlier years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ruth Mae Phillips, and daughter Deborah Schlegel.
Survivors include children Lewis Phillips and wife Peg, Texas, Hal Phillips and wife Liz, Effingham, Ill., Kenneth Phillips and friend Betty, Worthington, Brian Phillips and wife Lorrie, Staunton, Mark Phillips, Brazil, Chris Whitmore, Kansas, and Michelle Hart and husband Steve, Kansas, 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Per Lewis' wishes, no services are scheduled. Entombment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park's Chapel of Memories. Roselawn Funeral Home assisted the family in making arrangements.