2014-01-18 / Obituaries

Elwood “Woodie” R. Phillips Jr.

Elwood “Woodie” R. Phillips Jr., age 81, of Pleasantville, passed away January 9, 2014, at Fairfield Medical Center. Woodie was born December. 5, 1932, in Baltimore, the son of the late Elwood Sr. and Inez Phillips.

Woodie graduated from Liberty Union High School in 1950. He married Nancy E. Phillips and they have lived in Pleasantville, for nearly 40 years. Woodie served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated Phillips Electric Inc. He was an electrical contractor for 50 years. Woodies passion was singing and performing. He was the founder and lead singer of the Woodie Phillips Show and the Log Train Band. He was a member of the Rushville Lions Club, Baltimore VFW Post 3761 and the Lancaster AMVETS. Woodie is survived by his wife, Nancy E. Phillips; son, Michael R. (Michele) Phillips of Pleasantville; daughters, Rhonda R. Phillips of Baltimore, and Resha (Daniel) Paumier of Carroll; step-son, Richard Blauser of Baltimore; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, David (Peggy) Phillips of Lexington, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held January 14, 2014, in the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home Chapel and Crematory, Baltimore, with Pastor Bill Hargett officiating. Caring

Cremation(r) followed the service. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Baltimore, at a later date.

The family is requesting that memorial donations be made to the South East Ohio Sight Center, 358 Lincoln Avenue Unit A, Lancaster, OH 43130.

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