Obituary: In loving memory of Phillip Richard "Phil" Brazil 1947-2011
Phillip Richard “Phil” Brazil, 63, of Dillon, and longtime resident of Chanute, Kan., passed away at Kansas City Hospice Home on March 8.
Phil was born in Chanute on July 16, 1947, the son of Christopher and Eurith Brazil. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1965 and served in the Kansas National Guard.
Phil was a loving and dedicated father to his devoted daughters, Melissa and Camilla from his marriage to Teresa Welch Brazil from 1969-1991. He married Rebecca Naff Brazil in 1993.
Phil spent most of his life in the agriculture and livestock industry. He began his career with Sears as a manager. He worked with his father to help manage and operate Benedict Rock and Lime Co., along with raising cattle and registered quarter horses. He then owned and operated The Feed Store in Chanute for 12 years. His talents and people skills flourished in sales and management for the following companies as territory manager – Mann Pro and Ranch-Way Feed and as western regional sales manager for seven years with Eagle Pack.
Phil enjoyed traveling the outdoors with family and friends. He enjoyed playing golf in numerous places with longtime friends and family. He was an avid skier and taught lessons at Keystone. As a cyclist, he rode in many tours, including the Triple Bypass, Ride the Rockies, the MS150, Elephant Rock and the Octoginta.
Family was very important to Phil. He returned to Kansas often to visit his father, daughters, grandchildren and other family.
Phil is survived by his wife Rebecca of the home; two daughters, Missy Hutton and Cami Jones of Overland Park, Kan; five grandchildren; his father, Chris Brazil of Chanute; six siblings, Tom Brazil of Manhattan, N.Y., Judy Brazil of Lawrence, Kan., Steve Brazil of Wichita, Kan., Dan Brazil of Chanute, Lucinda Gormley of Olathe, Kan., and Christina Knowles of Lawrence. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eurith Brazil.
Mass of Christian burial was on Monday, March 14, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chanute. Burial followed in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery. Memorials in his name may be made to Kansas City Hospice House and may be left with the funeral home. Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel is in charge of arrangements. “To leave a special message for the family online, visit http://www.PenwellGabelChanute.com”
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