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Floyd Phillips

December 18, 1915 June 5, 2008
Floyd Phillips
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Obituary for Floyd Phillips

Floyd S. Phillips, 92, of Washington, Pa. and formerly of the New Freeport area (Jackson Twp.) died at 3:20 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2008 in the Humbert Lane Personal Care Home in Washington after being in failing health for the past 3 years. He was born December 18, 1915 in Marshall Co., W.Va. a son of Halcie Phillips Strawn and had resided in Jackson Twp., Greene Co. from 1977 until to moving to Washington in 2005. Mr. Phillips attended the Crabapple Community Church while living in Greene County and the Trinity Bible Fellowship since moving to Washington. He was a graduate of Cameron (W.VA.) High School and also graduated from the National Institute of Automotive Service. Mr. Phillips was veteran of World War II where he served with the U.S. Army as a private first class with Co. E., 26th Infantry in Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe and was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 3 bronze stars, the Bronze Star Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid gardener always proud of his crop of tomatoes. Mr. Phillips was employed as a transmission mechanic by the former Beatty Buick and the Budd Baer Auto Sales in Washington for 27 years prior to retiring in 1977. On April 22, 1939 he married Blanche Elizabeth McCracken who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Sara Lee, wife of Willard Mallery of Palm Bay, Fl., Nancy Jean Barlow and Dorothy (Dot) Louise Phillips both of Washington and with whom he and his wife have made their home since 2005; a son, Roger S., husband of Mary Phillips of Elgin, Ok. and a step son, Richard, husband of Monique Headley of Great Falls, Montana; 1 half brother, Charles "Bud" Strawn of Warren, Ohio; three half sisters, Dorothy Stern and Evelyn Postelwaite both of Warren, Ohio and Grace Scott of Canonsburg, Pa.; 17 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren. Deceased in addition to his mother is a son, Edward Phillips who died Nov. 27, 1979; 3 half brothers, Ralph, Merle and Carl "Sam" Strawn. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Humbert Lane P.C.H. or Hospice Care of Washington Hospital. Graveside military rites will be accorded by representatives of the U. S. Army and the American Legion Post 330, V.F.W. Post 4793, and the D.A.V. Post 123 all of Waynesburg, Pa.

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