Kendall Scott “Fireball” Phillips, age 56, of Elizabeth, PA., formerly of Farmington, PA., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.
Born February 11,1962 in Waynesburg, PA., he is the son of the late Samuel L. Phillips and Connie M. (Tharp) Phillips, who survives, of Waynesburg, PA.
Kendall was a 1981 graduate of Waynesburg Central High School where he was very active in the school band as a drummer. He was also a drummer in the “Keepin’ it Country” band and also shared his musical talents with his church family at the New Life Covenant Church of God in Markleysburg, PA. and at Rolling Meadows Church of God, Waynesburg, PA.
On November 26, 1988, he married the love of his life Vickie K. (Hall) Phillips. While the couple resided in Farmington, PA., he cared for hogs, cattle, chickens and his favorite horse he fondly called Brutus. The Phillips’ farm was referred to as “Phillips Hide-a-way” and it provided them with years of happiness that their children and grandchildren now enjoy.
Kendall’s career spanned over twenty plus years as a Property Assessor for Allegheny and Fayette counties. He was currently employed by Allegheny County and had obtained the master level in Pennsylvania as a Certified Property Assessor. Kendall had a passion for teaching others in his profession and was a mentor to other Property Assessors in Pennsylvania.
He also remained very active in his church life and ministry. He was a dynamic member of the men’s ministry and served as a Sunday School Teacher. He was quick to volunteer for his church’s needs, showing up happy with his sense of humor and smile, which he was known for. While a former member of the Rolling Meadows Church of God in Waynesburg, PA., his current membership was at the New Life Covenant Church of God in Markleysburg, PA. where he also served as a Royal Ranger Commander.
Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Vickie K. (Hall) Phillips; two children, Kamber Dawn (Josh Fisher) Phillips and Russell Scott (Brittany) Phillips both of Farmington, PA.; three grandchildren, Alena and Emma Fisher and Caleb Phillips of Farmington, PA.; his grandmother, Lucille Tharp of Waynesburg, PA.; three sisters, Beth (Bruce) Kline, of Elton, MD., Traci J. (Jim) Ketchem of Jefferson, PA., and Becky L. Phillips of Waynesburg, PA; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Friends will be received on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 2 – 8 P.M. at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC., 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA.,15359 Telephone: 724-499-5181. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Doug Bowers and Pastor Richard Berkey, officiating. A private graveside service will be held at Phillips Cemetery, Spraggs, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.
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