W.C. “Dub” Phillips

October 17, 1925 ‒ April 21, 2013

Delaware formerly of Galloway, Ohio

W.C. “Dub” Phillips, age 87 of Delaware passed away Sunday evening, April 21, 2013 at Grady Memorial Hospital while surrounded by his family. This community has lost another one of America’s Greatest Generation.

He was born on October 17, 1925 in Tipton Hill, N.C. to the late George and Lillie (Sykes) Phillips. A proud US Navy veteran he served on the destroyer USS Spangenberg during WW II. With a passion for automobiles he was the owner/operator of the Economy Body Shop. Following retirement from the auto body business, he enjoyed buying and selling used cars.

An outdoors-man at heart, fishing, camping, and hunting were favorite pastimes. A boxer in his younger years, he also enjoyed dancing, especially the jitter bug. He collected arrowheads and was a fan of sports and NASCAR.

Dub was a WW II buff; he enjoyed old war movies, westerns, and reminiscing about his days in the Navy and adventures with his Navy buddies. He had been a resident of Galloway for 53 years before moving to Delaware in 2009.

With a strong work ethic, he instilled the same in his family, always believing that things should be done right the first time. He was a devoted and loving, husband, father, and grandfather, who treasured his family.

Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife of 61 years: Ann Eda (Hay), children: Ralph & Lisa Phillips of Etna, Lisa & Tom Pfeifer of Delaware, Angela & Ed Gelasi of Delavan, WI, Tina & Bill Bickham of Ostrander, Christopher & Michele Phillips of Orient, 9 grandchildren: Jeremy, Austen, Cody, AnneElise, Alexandra, Wyatt, Hannah, Sedona, Kristin, brother Junior Phillips, sisters: Glenna Jiles, Arlena Carozza, Rosemary & Marvin Mullins, Rayena Sandell, Darce Ann & Norm Lundquist.

He was also preceded in death by brothers Ralph, Cody, and Earl.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Dr., Delaware, where services celebrating his life be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday. Burial will follow in Marlborough Cemetery with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Assoc.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Delaware County Veterans Association.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Phillips family. Condolences may be expressed and memories may be shared by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com