Phillip Balzer

Phillip E. "Buggens" Balzer

CHILLICOTHE: Phillip E. "Buggens" Balzer, 61, of Chillicothe, died 4:23 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2014 in Holzer Medical Center, Jackson, unexpectedly.

He was born June 2, 1952, in Columbus, OH, to Dottie Almond Balzer. On January 30, 2004, he married the former JoAnn Garten, who survives.

Also surviving are his mother, of N.C.; a son, Jeremiah Foos, of Columbus; stepchildren, Hattie Garten, of Sacramento, CA and Tammy (Randy) Blair, of Kingston; grandchildren, Hope, Madison, and Jeremiah; 8 step-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Hart, of N.C.. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard Balzer; and a stepson, Harl "Jimmy" Garten.

Phillip served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was truck driver and a member of the Southeast Conservation Club of Columbus.

There will be no funeral service of calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the WARE FUNERAL HOME.

You may sign his online register at www.warefh.com

Funeral Home

Ware Funeral Home
121 West Second Street Chillicothe, OH 45601
(740) 773-2134

Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Jan. 17, 2014