Fred Lee Phillips
August 23, 1961 ‒ December 12, 2018
Fred Lee Phillips, age 57 of Centerburg, passed away Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Joliet, IL to his late father Odis B. Phillips and mother Peggy (Wheelhouse) Phillips. A self-employed auto mechanic, he bravely battled cancer for the last four years.
Fred enjoyed tinkering on muscle cars, especially his Chevy Nova Super Sport. An avid fisherman, he even braved the cold weather to go ice fishing with his brothers-in-law and best friend, Joe. Fred loved spending time at the beach with his wife and children, and was known to spoil his grandkids, who he adored. A plain spoken man, you always knew where you stood with Fred.
Two of his proudest achievements were raising his children and improving the homestead. He was especially particular about his yard, which was his pride and joy. Fred was also mischievously fond of rearranging things, to make them more pleasing to the eye or more efficient- from small “tweaks” to large projects. Even after he became ill and couldn’t do it himself, he kept at it, tasking the rearranging to his boys.
Fred is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Mary (Yaney) Phillips, parents-in-law Alvin and Vera Yaney, Shelby, OH; daughter Michelle (Johnny) Herring, Benson, NC; sons Dylan (Meandra) Phillips, Newark; Hunter Phillips, Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren: Trinity, Camryn, Layla, Sophia, and Oliver; brother Russell and sister Debbie Harris, Illinois and Penny Phillips, Carrollton, TX; along with brothers-in-law David (Shari) Yaney, Shelby, OH and Randy Yaney, Bruning, NE, and best friend Joe Hurtt, Croton, and his mother Peggy Phillips, Ranger, TX. He was preceded in death by his older brother Scott Phillips and his sister Brenda Phillips.
Friends may call from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61, Sunbury, where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018. Pastor Michael Mack will officiate. Burial will follow at the Hueston Cemetery in Forest, OH.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Road, Columbus, OH 43017. Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Phillips family.