Jack Petitt Phillippe, 88, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.
He was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Nowata, Okla.
He married Judy Pratt. She died in 1989.
He graduated from Hugoton High School. He later attended the University of Oklahoma where he received a degree in petroleum engineering.
He joined the Marines soon after the Pearl Harbor attack, and he was the tailgunner on a B-25 Mitchell bomber. His group was responsible for photo reconnaisance for the Marines in the Pacific and saw action in the battles at Midway, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and others. He later went to work for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline, where he was manager of drilling and production.
He was a member of the Episcopal Church of Liberal.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge and president of the Petroleum Club in Liberal.
He enjoyed vacationing in Crested Butte, Colo., sightseeing and fishing in the mountains.
Survivors include three children, Stanley Richard and wife, Nancy McGee, Carmichael, Sara Jane, Pueblo, Colo., and Sidonie Jo and husband, Daniel Gross, Glenwood Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, Toby Richard Jennings Phillippe and wife, Ayesha Rahim, Erika Sky Scholl and husband, Jason, Ashton Marie Ferland and husband, Erik, Eric Phillip Schaub and Jack Phillippe McGee; and great-grandsons, Solomon, Raphael, Adon and Zander.