Keith Phillips(1957 - 2012)

Keith Phillips

MANSFIELD: Keith R. Phillips, 54, of Mansfield, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at Ohio State University Medical Center, following a lengthy illness.

Keith was born on October 20, 1957 in Mansfield, to Elmer R. and Janice L. Reimsnyder Phillips. Keith began doing tree work at the age of 18 and was employed with Davey Tree Resource Group. He took pride in being an Arborist with a passion for his work and nature. He was dedicated to his job whether it be as a planner or assisting with storm damage control. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and shooting guns. Keith was known and loved by many for his quick wit and sense of humor.

He is survived by two children, Wendy (Erik) Johnson of Bellville, and Keith( Brittany) Phillips of Dunnellon, FL; three grandchildren, Taylor and Ashley Johnson of Bellville, and Abbey Phillips of Dunnellon, FL; and two brothers, Dale Phillips of Michigan, and Ronnie (Melissa) Phillips of Mansfield.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

Calling hours will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m.

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Published in the News Journal on Oct. 14, 2012