Edward "Ed" Joseph Phillips (Chico), age 66, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at OhioHealth Hospital in Mansfield. He was born on April 7, 1954, in Willard, Ohio, to James E. and Dolores E. (Fries) Phillips. Ed graduated from Plymouth High School and Pioneer Career Center. He worked at Ohio Steele Tube in Shelby and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Plymouth. Ed was an outdoor enthusiast and John Deere aficionado. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his mother, Dolores E. (Fries) Phillips; brothers, William Phillips, Robert Phillips; sister, Rita (Ron) Le Sage and nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father, James E. Phillips in 1977.
Visitation will be at Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio, on Monday, April 5, 2021, from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM with a funeral service at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 119 Sandusky St., Plymouth, Ohio, 44865. Online condolences may be made to his family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Due to the COVID pandemic, the family requests that everyone please wear a mask and abide by Covid-19 protocol.
Shelley Wagers - Apr 13, 2021
I work at Mickey Mart in Shelby and was so heartbroken to hear of his passing, I will miss his smile and our conversations, we ALL will... we will miss you, Chico 💔💔
Cindy Turson - Apr 7, 2021
It was heartbreaking to hear of Ed’s passing. He had been a our neighbor for 23 years, and he never failed to throw up a waving hand when we walked or drove by the house. I admired the devotion he had for his mother, and my heart just breaks for her. Rest in peace, Ed. Our neighborhood will miss you. Heaven gained a genuine angel, for sure.
Kathy Dickson - Apr 7, 2021
My prayers are with all of you Phillips during this time of loss. Ed was a good one.
arden kessler - Apr 7, 2021
So sorry to here of Ed's passing. He was always willing to help anyone. He always would take the time to carry on a conversation. Plymouth has lost a great friend!!
Susan Root Moore - Apr 6, 2021
Dear Bill, Bob, Rita and family, my heart is broken over Eddie’s untimely passing. He has been a wonderful neighbor for the 35 years we’ve lived here- helping Tim mow our field, plowing snow, moving fallen limbs and picking up Leaves and debris. Kind, friendly, thoughtful- just a few of the words I can think of to describe Eddie. And so very good to his mother always. So many times I have looked across our yards at the light over Ed’s garage when I take my dogs out at night, and now it doesn’t shine as brightly. Ed was a light in the neighborhood and I will truly Miss him. I am so very sorry.
Pam Milligan - Apr 6, 2021
So sorry to see this! I always enjoyed talking to him and Delores when they came to the dentist office. I know he will be missed.
Penny Hall - Apr 5, 2021
So sorry for the loss of “Chico”. He was a kind soul and compassionate person. Those are hard to find. He will be missed. He was a great friend. My prayers for his family. God bless you.
Melissa Roberts and family - Apr 5, 2021
Ron, Rita and family. Sending our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.
Christine Donnersbach - Apr 5, 2021
Rita & Ron LeSage and Family I am so shocked to hear of Eddie’s passing .. What a tremendous Loss it is 💔💔 I am sending you thoughts & prayers during your difficult time .. Please know your in my Thoughts Today ❤️❤️
Wendy Daniel - Apr 5, 2021
Rita and family - my thoughts and prayers go out to you during this sad time. May your faith, family, and memories bring you comfort.
Sr. Barbara Jean Miller - Apr 5, 2021
My deepest sympathy at such a great loss. Please know that I am holding you in prayers. No words can express the sadness of Eddie's passing.
Ann and Fritz Jaquay - Apr 5, 2021
Our hearts go out to Ed’s family. His smile and presence will surely be missed by many.
Nancy Burkett - Apr 4, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was a kind soul and always had a good story to tell and a laugh to go along with it. Sending prayers for the family.
Fred and Karen Slessman - Apr 3, 2021
Rita and family, so sorry for your loss. Was so surprised. Our prayers are with you.
Tom and Linda Rish - Apr 3, 2021
So very sorry for the loss of such a great guy. He will be missed by so many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Phillips family.
Jim, Sandy, Luke and Ben Blum - Apr 3, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Prayers.
Kenny & Sandy Edgeson - Apr 3, 2021
Truly sadden to hear of Ed’s passing. Truly a kind hearted and loving human being that will greatly missed. Always had the time to talk and laugh with you as well as throwing his hand high while passing in the neighborhood! Thoughts and prayers going out to the entire family.
Pat Baker - Apr 2, 2021
I cannot think of a more gentle soul than Ed. What a nice man. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Ed Russell - Apr 2, 2021
I am very sorry to learn of Ed's passing. May he rest in peace and my sympathy to all of you.
BETH Fenner - Apr 2, 2021
So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Many prayers to all during this difficult time. Leonard and BETH Fenner
Edna Albright - Apr 2, 2021
I was Ed’s Algebra I teacher the first year I taught in 1968. He was one of the nicest and most respectful “kids” in the school. Those two traits have continued to grow throughout his life. I have been his neighbor for 46 years. If there is even an inch of snow, Ed is on his John Deere blowing out the driveways of the whole neighborhood!!! Our neighborhood has lost a pillar. Fondly, Edna Albright
Bob & Carole Jess - Apr 2, 2021
So sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for all of you.
Rich & Heidi Bencih & family - Apr 2, 2021
Rita & Ron - So very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. May God give you comfort and peace.