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David Lawrence Phillips, 84, of Midland Township, died November 18, 2020. The son of the late Zachary and Minda (Herren) Phillips was born on January 13, 1936 in Silver Point, Tenn. He retired from The Dow Chemical Company after 38 years of service and was in the military service. He was a member of the Midland Church of Christ and enjoyed leading music for them. David enjoyed hunting, gardening, woodworking, whittling and camping.

David is survived by his wife, Joan (Wolgast) whom he married on February 25, 1961. Other survivors are his children Derek (Jinge), Kent (Shanna) and Teresa (Michael) Eagle; grandchildren, Madison (Alec) Wimmer, McKinley Phillips, Eaton Eagle, Garrett Eagle, Dylan Phillips and a step grandson, Zachary (Breanna) Barack; sisters, Faye Beard, Irene Dinkel; brother Donald (Sheila) Phillips and sisters-in-law Barbara Phillips and Pamela Wolgast.


He was predeceased by sisters Linnie Webb, Eva Lafever, Evelyn Martin, Mae Hancock and Tilda Hatcher, brothers Wendell, Charles, Clarence, Carson and Kenneth Phillips, sisters-in-law; Lois Phillips, Virginia Phillips, Helen Phillips and Carol Worden, brothers-in-law, Norman Webb, Warren Lafever, Loren Dinkel, Jim Beard, Oval Martin, Clyde Hancock, Cecil Hatcher, James Wolgast and Gary Worden.


Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Schultz-Lewis Child and Family Services.


A private family graveside service will be held on November 20, 2020.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Phillips family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Melinda P Netherton

    22 November 2020 10 months ago

    We love you Uncle David and will all miss you. We take comfort in knowing that you are now with our Savior in paradise. Sending all our love to Aunt Joan, Derek, Kent, Teresa, the grandchildren and all the family. Love, Melinda, Wayne, Stuart, Brittney, Liam and Ella

  2. Fran Thiel

    20 November 2020 10 months ago

    We are very sorry to learn of David’s death, and our sympathy is with you and all your family. We remember David as one of the boys from Mapleton. Most Sincerely, Dick and Fran Thiel

  3. Becky Cribbins

    19 November 2020 10 months ago

    My heart breaks for you all. Uncle Dave was such a kind man. I will never forget his cheerful laugh and the stories he would tell. Sending prayers peace and comfort to you all.

  4. Edward Martin

    19 November 2020 10 months ago

    What a GREAT and WONDERFUL man. God will welcome him home.

  5. Lydia Nyabul

    19 November 2020 10 months ago

    Teresa and family;
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Do let me know if you need anything.

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