January 9, 2008
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 1/11/2008 14:00:00
Marywood OH 1/12/2008 10:30:00
Melvin G. Phillips, age 69, of North Greenfield Road, Willard, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at the Cleveland Clinic following a lengthy illness. He was born on March 28, 1938 in Willard, Ohio to the late Eugene and Anna (Gwirtz) Phillips and has been a lifelong Willard resident. He served in the US Marine Corps. Mr. Phillips owned and operated the M.G. Phillips trucking Company. He was a member of the St. Gaspar del Bufalo Catholic Church, a member of the Willard American Legion and a member of the Bellevue Eagles Club.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Deibert) Phillips whom he married on May 22, 1965; two sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin M. and Cathy Phillips of Fremont; Brian and Tracy Phillips of Attica; seven grandchildren, Sharece and Iiana Phillips of Fremont; Jordan, Isaac, Macy, Jack and Alec Phillips of Attica; one sister and brother-in-law, Delores and Don Heil of Tiffin; one brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Dian Phillips of Willard; numerous nieces and nephews. He was a friend of many.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be Friday, January 11, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, where there will a prayer service at 1:45PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10:30 A.M. at the St. Gaspar del Bufalo Catholic Church in Marywood, Ohio, with Fr. Paul A. Fahrbach officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Sebastian Catholic Cemetery in Bismark, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
I was sorry to hear of your loss Peggy. You take care and God Bless You. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
As you lay breathing your last, I held your hand much like you held mine throughout my life. I looked at your hands and arms covered with scar’s received while providing for us I thought about the way they guided me, wrapped around me, consoled me, congratulated me.
I know now that you have given me all the tools to be a father, husband, friend and a brother. I was blessed to have you as my dad I will miss you.
Your loving Son,
I was so sorry to hear of Mel’s death. I will always remember that big smile of his. It was always a pleasure to help you & Mel with your banking needs. Please know my thoughts are with you and your family.
To my best friend in the whole world! I am going to miss you every day! You are still my best friend forever! dont worry me and bri will take care of mom! And thank you to everyone for your kindness and for just being there! mel phillips will be missed! I wish one day I can become a quarterof the man that he is!
Our deepest sympathy to you, Peggy, and the rest of the family.