George A. Phillips

August 11, 1943 ‒ February 09, 2008

Ostrander, Ohio

George A. Phillips, age 64 of Delaware, Ohio finished the race, passing away Saturday morning, February 9, 2008 at home.

He was born on August 11, 1943 in Florence to the late Albert and Frances (Baker) Phillips. He worked as an over the road truck driver for Roadway Express for 30 years, moving to Delaware in 2006 from Greenwood, South Carolina.

A lifelong member of Teamsters Local No. 961, he was a former volunteer fireman for the Florence Township Fire Dept. in Florence. An auto racing enthusiast, he enjoyed racing the stock cars at the Lorain, Sandusky, Mansfield, Wayne County, Fremont and Oakshade speedways. He also raced in legend series at Lanear, George, Anderson, and Greenville-Pickens, South Carolina speedways. Mechanically inclined enjoyed building motors and could fix anything. He collected tools of the trade and numerous friends in the racing community.

While trucking on the road 6 days a week, he treasured time with his wife and family, motorcycling, racing, boating, or camping. Quite the talker, especially about racing, if you were a friend, you were a friend for life. Honest and trustworthy, he will be remembered for his kind heart, friendly ways, and quality time spent with family.

Survived by his loving wife: Dianne (DeCaro), whom he married October 30, 1976, children Jeffery (Kelly) Phillips of Harrisburg, North Carolina, Kenneth (Norma) Phillips of Vermilion, Shelly (Jim) Wossilek of Wakeman, step-son Douglas (Taressa) Jones of Lewis Center, 10 Grandchildren, and 2 step-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his sister Jane Ann Segina.

Friends may call Saturday, February 16th from Noon until 3:00 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR 36), Delaware, where services will follow at 3:00 p.m., with Rev. Al Perry officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Mary Church, 82 E. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015, any hospice organization or other charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.