Robert John Phoenix

Garnand Funeral Home

Robert John Phoenix

Robert John Phoenix, 63, died on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at his home in Garden City. He was born on July 1, 1958, at Satanta the son of Bill Gene & Ruth A. (Messerly) Phoenix.

Known as "Buffalo", Robert graduated from Sublette High School and joined the family trucking business. He later lived in Hutchinson, Wichita and back to Sublette while working as a derrick hand on oil drilling rigs. He moved to Garden City in 2015. In his younger years he enjoyed attending Bluegrass music concerts and later taking care of his pets.

He is survived by his longtime companion- Dianne Boyer, Daughter- Tasha Phoenix Sabata of Plainview, Texas; Mother- Ruth Phoenix of Olathe; Brother- Shannon Phoenix of De Soto and Sister- Tonya Thayer of Olathe; and several uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father (1984), brother Todd (2007), sister Denice (2009), brother Patrick (2016)

There will be a private family celebration of life. Friends may post condolences at

Garnand Funeral Home 412 North 7th Garden City, Ks 67846 620-276-3219

Published on July 15, 2021