Robert Leo "Bob" Phillips, 84, of Jerusalem, passed away June 18, 2020, in OSU Wexner Medical Center, Columbus.
He was born July 7, 1935, in Belmont County, a son of the late Kenneth D. and Hazel Davis Phillips.
Bob retired from the former CONALCO plant near Hannibal in 1998; however. his passion for working on the family farm continued until the day he was hospitalized.
He was a member of the Jerusalem United Methodist Church and Friendship Lodge 89, F&AM, also Barnesville Chapter 206, OES.
Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife of 63 years, Margie Stevens Phillips; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert "Bobby" and Barbara Phillips and Alvin and Kenya Phillips, all of Jerusalem; a brother, Kenneth C. (Lola) Phillips of Beallsville; grandchildren, Heidi Phillips Meade, Matthew (Danielle) Phillips, Sarah (Trey) Schmidt, Angelica Armejo, Stephanie Armijo, Christian Phillips; great-grandchildren, Uryan, Breanna, and Jaxon Meade; Emmett, Amelia, and Leo Phillips; Thomas Schmidt; several nieces and nephews; also special friends, Tim Ackerman and Bonnie Johnson.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a brother, Virgil Phillips; a sister Pearl Phillips; also a great-granddaughter, Gracelynn Marie Schmidt.
Visitation was held at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, on June 22, 2020. Graveside services were conducted June 23, 2020, in in the Jerusalem Cemetery officiated by Pastor Darla Schnegg. In keeping with Bob’s giving spirit, the family requests that in lieu of flowers and keepsakes, memorial contributions be made to Friendship Lodge 89, F& AM, P.O. Box 412, Barnesville, OH 43713. Condolences may be offered at www.harperfh.net.