Howard N. Phillips

January 31, 1930 ‒ July 06, 2011

Fredericktown, Ohio

Howard N. Phillips, age 81, of Fredericktown, died Wednesday July 6, 2011 at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon. Howard was born January 31, 1930 in Fredericktown to John R. Phillips Sr. and Naomi R. (Smith) Phillips. He was a graduate of Fredericktown High School and had been a farmer in the Fredericktown area his entire lifetime.

He was a faithful member of the Green Valley United Methodist Church; was a member of the Fredericktown Fire District Board of Directors, and had been a 4H advisor for over 20 years. Howard was a member of the Ohio Guernsey Breeders Association, where he served as chairman of the Junior Committee and chaired youth boards and the dairy service unit. In the early 1960’s, Howard was honored as Knox Counties “Outstanding Young Farmer”.

Surviving are his children Karen Davis of Leesburg, Ohio and Scott Phillips of Fredericktown; grandchildren Chris (Kerry) Phillips of Fredericktown, Eryn (Sam) Fawcett of Gambier, Brady (Erica) Phillips of Powell, Jason (Tara) Davis of Hillsboro and Brenda Davis of Cincinnati; 8 great grandchildren, and his sister Ruth E. Coulter of Fort Myers, Florida. Besides his parents, Howard was preceded in death by his wife Edith Lavilla “Billie” Phillips in 2006, a grandson Brian Davis, his brother John R. Phillips Jr. and his son-in-law Philip Davis.

Friends may call Sunday July 10, 2011 from 5pm to 8pm at the Snyder Funeral Home 33 East College Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 where funeral services will be Monday at 11am with Rev. Gerald Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201 or Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave. Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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