Rodney “Nubs” Eugene Phillips

September 23, 1959 ‒ November 21, 2007

Shelby, Ohio

SHELBY: Rodney “Nubs” Eugene Phillips, 48, of State Route 314, Shelby, died Wednesday November 21, 2007 in his home following a short illness.

He was born September 23, 1959 in Loudonville to Donald and Joyce (Oswalt) Phillips and attended Lucas High School.

A lifelong area resident, “Nubs” worked as a tree trimmer for both Nelson and Asplundh Tree Services.

Rodney was an avid NASCAR fan, and enjoyed working outside in his garden.

Most of all, he delighted in spending time with his family and friends.

Nubs was a loving father, grandfather and awesome friend and will be remembered for his sense of humor and unmatched smile.

He is survived by his life long companion Margie Phillips, five children Tabitha Vasquez of Mansfield, Joe and Kim Cantlebarry of Shelby, Kathy Phillips of Bellville, Rebecca Phillips of Mt. Vernon, and Emily Phillips of Mansfield; six grandchildren Brianna and Jordan Vasquez, Colton Cantlebarry, Melissa Akins, Sierra Lykins, and Justice Franks; and six siblings Cindy Hicks of Mansfield, Raymond Oswalt, Joe and Ruth Pastine, Doug Phillips, Charlie Phillips, and Wayne Booher, Jr.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother John Phillips.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Maria, Ruth, and The Rev. Andrew Angel along with the complete staff of Southern Care Hospice for their empathy, compassion and loving kindness.

Friends may call Sunday, November 25, 2007 from 1-4 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Monday at 11 am. The Rev. Andrew Angel will officiate, and burial will follow in Bunkerhill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Rodney Phillips Memorial Fund may be made at the funeral home

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