Phil Ray Brotherton, of Arkansas City, Kansas passed peacefully from this life into God’s hands on Tuesday morning, August 18, 2020 in a Wichita hospital surrounded by family at the age of 69.
Graveside Services will be 11 a.m., Monday, August 24, 2020 at the Riverside Cemetery located south of Ralston, Oklahoma. Arrangements are under the care of Hunsaker Wooten Funeral Home in Fairfax, Oklahoma. Due to the pandemic, masks and social distancing are encouraged for those attending.
Phil was born Wednesday, January 3, 1951 in Fairfax, Okla., the son of Raymond Edward Brotherton and Clarene Imogene (Johnson) Brotherton. Raised and educated in Ralston, he was a proud 1969 graduate of the Ralston Tigers. He joined his classmates just last year for their 50th reunion on Labor Day weekend. During his younger years, Phil attended church in Fairfax at First Osage Baptist. Following high school, he attended college for a time at Okmulgee.
A resident of Ark City for quite some years, Phil had worked for GE Aviation as an Aircraft Mechanic. After 26 years of service, he retired in 2011.
Throughout his life, he spent hours outdoors hunting and fishing. An avid Gun Collector, Phil belonged to the NRA and Ark Valley Gun Club. He had a passion to be on the shooting-range, often enjoying a day of friendly competition with his fellow members. Most importantly he adored his grandchildren, loved spending time with them, and shared with them his interest in the great outdoors.
Phil’s legacy includes two sons, Phillip Brotherton of Cache, Okla. and Josh Brotherton of Ponca City, Okla.; one sister, Merlene Brotherton of Pawnee, Okla.; four grandchildren, Aidan Brotherton, Dustin Brotherton, Jonah Brotherton, and Ava Brotherton. His legacy also includes cousins and many other loving family members and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Kay Brotherton.
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Phil was an exceptionally good, friendly, and giving man with a big heart of gold who will be missed by many.