Charles Eugene “Gene” Phillips
November 25, 1933 ‒ November 19, 2015
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Charles Eugene “Gene” Phillips, age 81, of Banning Road, Mount Vernon, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. He was born on November 25, 1933 in Knox County the son of Charles C. and Anna Geneva (Kirkpatrick) Phillips. Gene was a 1952 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and in 1956 he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Gene worked on his family farm in Knox County and also served as a Knox County Commissioner and trustee for Clinton Township. Gene was a loving husband, father and grandfather and took great pride and enjoyment in watching his children and grandchildren in their activities.
He is survived by his wife, Diana (James) Phillips whom he married on September 24, 1960, his children, Doug Phillips of Middleburg and his children, Makayla and Hunter, Bob (Pam) Phillips of Mount Vernon and his children, Charlie and Madi, Heidi Phillips of Mount Vernon and her children, Jeanna and Laura, Jim (Anne) Phillips of Marathon, New York and his children, Schyler, Rylee and Gus, Jason (Tracey) Phillips of Cincinnati and his children, Raegan and Noah. Gene is also survived by his fur friend, Buddy, his brother, Tom (Rosalie) Phillips of Mount Vernon and his mother-in-law, Marthamae James of Howard.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents.
In following Gene’s wishes, the family will observe a private service on the family farm. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Charles Eugene “Gene” Phillips.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations may be made to the Knox County Farm Bureau or Cornell University Agricultural Department.
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