Phillip D. York

July 16, 1969 ‒ May 25, 2007

Martel, Ohio

Phillip D. York, age 37, of Martel, died unexpectedly on Friday, May 25, 2007, at his residence.

He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, on July 16, 1969, the son of the late Ronald and Susan (Skaggs) York. Phillip graduated from Portsmouth High School in the Class of 1989.

Following graduation, Phillip moved to Martel and began working for the Fulfillment Company as a tow motor operator until a motor vehicle accident left him incapable of working.

An avid collector of many things, Phillip took great pride in his many interests. He enjoyed collecting model muscle cars, some of which he and his children put together. His favorite memorabilia could be found in his NASCAR collection.

Phillip loved sports, he was a die hard Cincinnati Bengals fan and often got wrapped up in WWE wrestling matches.

To Phillip, his children were his life and they always came first. A great father, he and his children shared everything, even playing Play Station 2 together.

Always cracking jokes, Phillip had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed razzing his many friends and family. Outgoing and caring, he would do anything to help a friend in need.

He will be dearly missed by his three children: Anthony, Katilyn, and John York of Mount Gilead; parents-in-law: John and Delilah Willoughby of Mount Gilead; five brothers: Frank (Tina) Skaggs of Beaver, John York of Sandusky, Shannon York of Ironton, Toby (Julie) Brant and Wally Brant; three sisters: Ruby (Randy) McCauley, Lori (Terry) Martin, and April Brant, all five of Sandusky; his best friend: Jimmy McKee and his mother: Liz McKee of Martel; his former wife: Mary (Noah) Reed of Mount Gilead; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

The family will greet friends on Tuesday from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 North Main Street, Mount Gilead, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Kenneth Jiles officiating. Burial will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery in Mount Gilead.

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  • Phil you’re a grandfather now and it is difficult to know they will never meet you in this life. The kids miss you everyday. You were taken to soon but God knows best. RIP son we miss you.