Pastor Phillip K. Wylie

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Pastor Phillip K. Wylie

Wellington - Pastor Phillip K. Wylie, of Wellington, Kansas, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021 at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas at the age of 69. He was born the son of Troy W. and Mary "Ruth" (Thompson) Wylie on August 29, 1952 in Snyder, Texas. Phil was the third of four children and their family was raised in Texas and New Mexico where his father was employed.

On July 11, 1975, Phil and Amy Smith were united in marriage in Medicine Lodge, Kansas and to this union were born three children: Troy, Sam and Bonnie. Together they celebrated 46 years of marriage.

Phil enjoyed learning and earned 3 degrees over the years. While receiving his music degree from Dodge City Community College, he became a Student Director and directed his favorite play, The Fiddler on the Roof, while also portraying Tevye. While there, he sang and acted in many choruses, plays, etc. Phil then went on to be the music director for 3 years at Victory Baptist Church in Carlsbad, New Mexico. After that, Phil and his family relocated to pastor for 7 years at Sun City Baptist Church in Sun City, Kansas to be closer to his wife's family. The family moved one final time to Wellington, Kansas where Phil mentored under Pastor Paul Clayton of the Wellington Baptist Temple. Phil then became the pastor at First Southern Baptist Church in Wellington, Kansas. He was very involved with building, designing and drawing the plans for the current church. Pastor Phil led the congregation for many years and eventually retired from pastoring there.

Phil and Amy loved making music together and sang at home and church for many years. He could play the guitar, banjo and mandolin. Along with being a talented musician, Phil also enjoyed writing songs and poems. He was a gifted wood carver and carpenter. He loved working with oak and bass wood. Phil shared and passed along his gifts to his sons along with other children and adults over the years. Phil was a man of many interests and talents but his best quality was unconditionally loving, caring and mentoring the people put in his path.

Survivors include his wife, Amy Wylie of Wellington, Kansas; son, Troy Wylie and wife Annie of Wellington, Kansas; son, Sam Wylie and wife Kirstan of Drury, Kansas; daughter, Bonnie Wylie of Wellington, Kansas, grandchildren: Silas Wylie, Megan Wylie, Makenna Wylie, Maddox Wylie, Samuel Wylie, Luke Wylie, Matthew Wylie and Jacob Wylie; brother, George Wylie and wife Pat of Albuquerque, New Mexico; brother, Steve Wylie and wife Vicky of Scottsdale, Arizona; sister, Kay Lake of Wellington, Kansas and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Memorial services for Phil will be held at 11:00 a.m, Saturday, October 30, 2021 in the First Christian Church, Wellington, Kansas. Please come prepared to share a memory or story.

Memorial contributions can be given in his name to the Wellington Food Bank, 305 South Washington Avenue, Wellington, Kansas 67152. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.

To share a memory, leave condolences, send flowers or sign his digital tribute wall visit www.cornejofuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Cornejo Funeral Home + Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, Kansas.

Posted online on October 25, 2021

Published in Wellington Daily News

Obituaries in Wellington, KS | Wellington Daily News

Pastor Phillip K. Wylie

Cornejo Funeral Home + Crematory

Pastor Phillip K. Wylie

Wellington - Pastor Phillip K. Wylie, of Wellington, Kansas, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021 at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas at the age of 69. He was born the son of Troy W. and Mary "Ruth" (Thompson) Wylie on August 29, 1952 in Snyder, Texas. Phil was the third of four children and their family was raised in Texas and New Mexico where his father was employed.

On July 11, 1975, Phil and Amy Smith were united in marriage in Medicine Lodge, Kansas and to this union were born three children: Troy, Sam and Bonnie. Together they celebrated 46 years of marriage.

Phil enjoyed learning and earned 3 degrees over the years. While receiving his music degree from Dodge City Community College, he became a Student Director and directed his favorite play, The Fiddler on the Roof, while also portraying Tevye. While there, he sang and acted in many choruses, plays, etc. Phil then went on to be the music director for 3 years at Victory Baptist Church in Carlsbad, New Mexico. After that, Phil and his family relocated to pastor for 7 years at Sun City Baptist Church in Sun City, Kansas to be closer to his wife's family. The family moved one final time to Wellington, Kansas where Phil mentored under Pastor Paul Clayton of the Wellington Baptist Temple. Phil then became the pastor at First Southern Baptist Church in Wellington, Kansas. He was very involved with building, designing and drawing the plans for the current church. Pastor Phil led the congregation for many years and eventually retired from pastoring there.

Phil and Amy loved making music together and sang at home and church for many years. He could play the guitar, banjo and mandolin. Along with being a talented musician, Phil also enjoyed writing songs and poems. He was a gifted wood carver and carpenter. He loved working with oak and bass wood. Phil shared and passed along his gifts to his sons along with other children and adults over the years. Phil was a man of many interests and talents but his best quality was unconditionally loving, caring and mentoring the people put in his path.

Survivors include his wife, Amy Wylie of Wellington, Kansas; son, Troy Wylie and wife Annie of Wellington, Kansas; son, Sam Wylie and wife Kirstan of Drury, Kansas; daughter, Bonnie Wylie of Wellington, Kansas, grandchildren: Silas Wylie, Megan Wylie, Makenna Wylie, Maddox Wylie, Samuel Wylie, Luke Wylie, Matthew Wylie and Jacob Wylie; brother, George Wylie and wife Pat of Albuquerque, New Mexico; brother, Steve Wylie and wife Vicky of Scottsdale, Arizona; sister, Kay Lake of Wellington, Kansas and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Memorial services for Phil will be held at 11:00 a.m, Saturday, October 30, 2021 in the First Christian Church, Wellington, Kansas. Please come prepared to share a memory or story.

Memorial contributions can be given in his name to the Wellington Food Bank, 305 South Washington Avenue, Wellington, Kansas 67152. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.

To share a memory, leave condolences, send flowers or sign his digital tribute wall visit www.cornejofuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Cornejo Funeral Home + Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, Kansas.

Posted online on October 25, 2021

Published in Wellington Daily News