After defeating a long battle with Huntington's Disease, David W. Phillips passed peacefully at the age of 66 on Sunday, March 28th with his loving wife of 48 years by his side and immense love from his children known in his beautiful heart.
Dave was born November 26th, 1954 in Concord, Massachusetts to Edward and Beverly Phillips. He has six siblings-Billy, Mike, Richard, Scott, Tanya and Johnny. Raised in Beloit, Ohio, he graduated from West Branch High School and married his sweetheart in 1973. He then went on to serve in the United States Air Force. After a successful career with the Alliance (Lieutenant)/Damascus/Sebring Fire Departments, he then worked for the State of Ohio and established his own business.
Besides making wonderful memories with family and friends, Dave had a passion for entertaining his inventive mind. Tinkering with all sorts of things under his creative directive. He also enjoyed cars and car racing. His laid-back personality and generosity made all feel welcome and important. Our world is a better place with his life's imprint. Long live the kindness, compassion and humor that he bestowed upon all whom he knew and met.
Dave is survived by his wife, Debra, his 4 children-Charity (Brian), David, Christopher (Samantha) and Kaylee (Tom), 7 grandchildren-Mason, Christian, Emma, Jackson, Everly, Avery and Trevor, and 4 siblings-Billy (Marsha), Richard (Carmen), Scott and Tanya. Also survived by his mother-in-law, Carol and sister-in-law, Janet. Proceeded in death by his parents and brothers, Mike and Johnny.
Per his request, no memorial services will be held. In lieu of flowers, tribute or memorial donations may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America at https://hdsa.org/get-involved/tribute-memorial-donations/.
You may also sign a guest register and view Dave's obituary online at www.grduneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Sebring Chapel, 330-938-2526.
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