Obituary: John E. Phillips

Published: Apr. 26, 2021 at 1:36 PM EDT
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John E. Phillips, 85 of Parkersburg passed away April 25, 2021 at his residence.

He was born at Liverpool, WV the son of the late William M. and Ruth A. Shields Phillips.

He had retired from Benson Manufacturing and had attended the Victory Assembly of God in Mineral Wells.   He enjoyed hunting and fishing especially teaching his grandchildren how to fish.  He loved helping people and was a handyman and had helped to build three different churches.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Berdena G. Flowers Phillips of Parkersburg;  His children, Brenda Swiger, Faith Evans and Laura Cormany all of Columbus, OH.  Bruce Phillips of Parkersburg and Roger Phillips of Davisville, WV.  Fourteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  His sisters, Elsie Bowens of Reno, OH. and Patricia Santee of Parkersburg and his brother, Charles Phillips of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Nicole Ballard and his brother, William Phillips.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 11:00am at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with Gary Nangle officiating.  Burial will be in the Evergreen North Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8pm.

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