John R. Phillips Jr.

October 27, 1922 ‒ June 18, 2007

Mount Vernon, Ohio

John R. Phillips Jr. age 84, of Mount Vernon, died Monday June 18, 2007 at the Country Court Nursing Home following an extended illness. John was born October 27, 1922 in Knox County to John R. Phillips Sr. and Naomi R. (Smith) Phillips and had spent his lifetime in Knox County. He was a 1940 graduate of Fredericktown High School and on June 6, 1943 married Angelene E. (Cochran) Phillips.

John maintained a farm in Liberty Township for several years and retired in 1979 from Ebersole Processing in Morrow County where he had been employed as a professional meat cutter. He served as a Liberty Township Trustee for seven years and was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and fish and had a special love and respect for the soil. John also had been certified and licensed as a small airplane pilot and for many years maintained a boat on Lake Erie. John was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Thrall Masonic Lodge both in Fredericktown.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years Angelene E. (Cochran) Phillips; his daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Gary Frye of Marietta; his son David Phillips of Fredericktown; six grandchildren Dr. Bret (Erin) Frye of Marietta, Layne (Trent) Shidaker of Troy, Michigan, Justin (Melissa) Frye of Chicago, Dr. John (Molly) Frye of Marietta, Dale (Abbie) Picciuto of Sandusky and Joshua Phillips of Columbus; six great grandchildren; his brother Howard Phillips of Fredericktown and his sister Ruth Coulter of Clearwater, Florida. His parents preceded him in death.

Friends may call Thursday from 5 PM to 8 PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Fredericktown with Rev. Ray Morrison officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 17 South Main Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 or to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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