Ernest H. “Ernie” Phillips

October 03, 1926 ‒ July 26, 2020

Crestline, Ohio

Ernest H. “Ernie” Phillips, 93, of Crestline passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020.

He was born October 3, 1926 in Morrow County and was the son of Edwin R. and Laura S. (Riddlebaugh) Phillips. Ernie is survived by his wife, Helen L. (Bayles) of nearly 72 years, whom he married on August 28, 1948.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corp and worked as a Machinist at the former Perfection Cobey for 33 years. Ernie was a life member of Peace Lutheran Church in Galion and enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and farming.

I addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters Ruth (Jim) Crabaugh of Bucyrus and Brenda (Bob) Miller of Mt. Gilead; son Paul Phillips of Mt. Gilead; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and three sisters, Jeanette Rivers of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Lois (Don) Rhinehart of Galion and Carol (Loren) Welch of Lexington.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Gerald and Bob Phillips and five sisters Mildred Scheidler, Esther Blice, Bertha Beckel, Irene Phillips and Grace Nelson.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 12 noon, Thursday, July 30 with Rev. Richard Genzman officiating. Burial will be in Iberia Cemetery.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Army and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bell Tower Fund at Peace Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Ernie Phillips and condolences may be made to them at

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  • I’m so sorry to hear about Uncle Erine passing .I have many memories about Ken and the girls coming to your house making home made ice cream,and playing cards.I’m not real sure if Ken and I will make it Thursday.Ken has heart problems and we don’t go out around people due to the virus.But thoughts and prayers will be with you Thursday.May Erine rest in peace🙏🙏

  • Aunt Helen and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Ernie’s passing. He was such a good soul. I will always treasure the time spent at your house and farm with you and him. The first time I ever had “fresh” milk was at your house. And your pond on a summer day was like heaven. I hope you all will remember the good times you shared with him and take comfort in the fact that he is with loved ones in heaven.
    love and hugs to all of you,
    Leann and Mike

  • Aunt Helen, Ruth Ann, Brenda and Paul,

    I was so sorry to hear that Uncle Ernie had passed away. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love and Hugs,

  • So sorry to hear about Ernie.We have shared many good times together at the Hatcher Reunions.Good food ,time we enjoyed being together.Take care and God be with you and family.Love Janet and Gene.

  • To the Phillips Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Ernie.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Prayers to all of you. Great Uncle Ernie was such a sweet man. Found memories of fishing at your farm. My husband also enjoyed taking are 2 oldest boys fishing there as well. Much love, The Cass family

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