Stu Phillips Death Notice

Stuart ‘Stu’ Phillips, longtime publisher of The Seminole Producer, Wewoka Times and Konawa Leader, died December 30, 2018. He was 55.
No public memorial service will be held.
Phillips was born October 13, 1963, in Seminole.
He was a third generation publisher and past president of OPA, following in the footsteps of his father, Ted, and grandfather, H. Milt Phillips.
Stu Phillips began working at the newspaper as a child. At around age 15, he worked in the pressroom and camera room. He was The Producer’s staff photographer in high school.
He began working full-time at The Producer in 1984. When his father retired in 1994, Phillips was named general manager and was named associate editor in 1998. In 2004, following the death of his father, he took the title of editor and publisher.
Phillips served as president of the Oklahoma Press Association in 2007.