Phillip Baird Renick

Private graveside services for Phillip (Phil) Renick, 62 Lawrence will be held at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. He died suddenly on Friday, November 27, 2020 at his home.

He was born on November 5,1958 in Lawrence, KS the son of Edward James and Ruth Christine Renick. Phillip was a life-long resident of Lawrence.

He graduated from Lawrence High School in1977. Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army achieving the rank of Sargent E-5 and spending a fair share of time in Germany before ending his military career in 1981. He enjoyed his lifetime work as a truck driver making friends of anyone and everyone he met on the road. He most recently worked for Waste Management in Kansas City.

Phil’s main passion was drag racing with High Adventure Racing under the sanctioning body of “National Hot Rod Association” in the Super Stock eliminator class. He was a class champion at several races where he competed. His racing allowed him to compete at several tracks throughout the Midwest during his racing career.

He also spent many afternoons on the golf course, always having a great time no matter who his playing partners were or where his ball ended up.

Phillip is survived by his father, Edward James Renick, brothers, Bill Renick (Deb), Murray Renick (Cris), sister, Debra Hull (Frank) and his many nieces and nephews that he enjoyed spending time with whenever possible.

A celebration of life gathering will be held for extended family and his many friends at a later date. A time and location will be announced on Facebook.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence Humane Society and can be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.


14 Condolences

  1. LARRY REED on December 1, 2020 at 7:39 am

    RIP little bro. Always remember the good times. Thoughts and prayers with the family.

  2. Russell Wiggins on December 1, 2020 at 11:19 am

    RIP my drag racing trucker buddy. Thoughts are with you and your family. Thanks for the great memories.

  3. Carla J Harris on December 2, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Jim and Bill,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. When Jerry told me it took me several minutes to get what he said. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Carla Harris (Miller)

  4. jim Farmer on December 2, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    my great friend. brother and racing buddy

  5. Kelly Kerr-Sauve on December 2, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    RIP Phil i will never forget the memories in Mexico at my Aunt Cris and Murray’s Wedding!!

  6. John Renick on December 2, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    So sorry for the loss of my great Nephew. Lot of good times with Phillip. He will be missed.
    John & Helen Renick

  7. Stan Black on December 2, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    I will always remember Phil from our time at Penske and at the drag strip.I will remember Phil as a good friend.

  8. Donna Deaton on December 2, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    So sorry for the loss of my nephew Phillip. As I didn’t live close but when I went to Kansas we did get to see each other. He will be missed by his family. Rest in peace.

  9. Eric McClelland on December 3, 2020 at 7:32 am

    I’m at a loss for words. Thinking of you and your family.

  10. Duane Wyatt on December 4, 2020 at 10:51 am

    RIP my good friend. So sorry for your loss Bill.

  11. Larry Miskimen & Kim Little on December 4, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family, what surprising loss of someone special to all, so many great memories to mention.

  12. Gail Funk on December 6, 2020 at 11:36 am

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Phil. I met him thru my husband Howard. I got to go with him and Howard on a trucking trip to Oklahoma and Phil’s truck didn’t have a radio so Howard loaned him his old radio that was in a wood box Howard had built for it and when we stopped and got a motel the next morning someone stole the radio and Howard being Howard gave Phil the business about it and I can still see that grin on Phil’s face when they talked about it. Phil was a great guy may he RIP.

  13. Nicole Riegle on December 15, 2020 at 2:05 am

    Thank you Phil for being a part of my life. You have always been very special to me. I appreciate, admire, respect you and have always loved you. You have been like a dad to me since I was 15. I love you so much and will always miss you.. but never forget.. ❤️

  14. Rusty on February 17, 2021 at 3:10 am

    A true friend and partner since third grade love you bro you will be missed.

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