Danny Joe Philpott

Sep 21, 1948 - Oct 06, 2021

Danny Joe Philpott

September 21, 1948 - October 06, 2021


Danny Philpott, age 73, of Bunceton, MO, formerly of Quincy, IL, died Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 3:50 pm in Columbia, MO.

Danny was born September 21, 1948 in Quincy, IL, the son of Glenn and Elma Louise McFarland Philpott. He married Joan Jacobs on September 11, 1971 in Emmanuel Baptist Church in Quincy. She survives.

Danny was a graduate of Quincy Senior High School. He proudly served three years in the U.S. Army which included a tour of duty in Vietnam. He became certified in Heating and Air from John Wood Community College and went on to work for himself as well as for several contractors throughout the Midwest. He retired from Lennox Corporation after nearly20 years as a Field Tech Consultant. Danny was of the Seventh-Day Adventist Faith where he was very active and held numerous positions including Elder and Deacon. He enjoyed tennis and spent much of his spare time woodworking. Time spent with family was the most important thing in his life. He loved his grandchildren and his "front porch conversations" and words of wisdom and advice will be missed by all.

From His Son,

The story of my dad is a thousand short ones. All those who knew him truly loved him. He was the eager, helpful voice who stopped the phone from ringing. He was unable to turn away anyone who truly needed his help. He saw himself in the struggles of others. To him, "selfless" and "giving" were more than common cliches. They were his way of life. If you knew him, you're already retelling yourself a story. It starts with "Remember the time.." and it ends with, "I really appreciated what he did for me." He had a heart which was merry and quick with a joke. Again, if you knew him, you're already smiling. On Friday, we gather to grieve a loss which is ours, and to grant a rest which he so richly deserves. My father left his fingerprints all over this world in the backstage places of our daily lives, and the world is better because he lived within it.

A Son with Broken-Hearted Pride,

Survivors in addition to his wife, Joan, include: two children, Danny Philpott of Bunceton, MO, and Jennifer (Todd) Williams of Hallsville, MO; 14 grandchildren, Kennedy, Piper, Sydney, Owen, Seth, Hannah, Emma, Ashley, Ava, Ella, Alison, Luke, Jack, and Nora; two brothers, Glenn (Dee Ann) Philpott of Swansea, IL, and Mike (Nancy) Philpott of Stillwater, OK; and many nieces and nephews.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Billy, Mark, and Curtis Philpott.

Services: 11:00 am Friday, October 15, 2021 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Pastor John Wolfe officiating.

Burial: Quincy Memorial Park, Quincy, Illinois

Visitation: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Thursday October 14, 2021 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

Memorial donations may be made to Crisis Aid International. Memorial Donations may be made online at https://memorials.hansenspear.com


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

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Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 11:00 am
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