Burl E. Phillips
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“Trish and Chris.....so sorry and sad to hear of your Dad's passing...you guys are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you guys. Mark and the kids. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Mark Patarini - Olmsted Falls, OH

“Although I did not know Burl personally, I glimpsed his wonderful spirit from stories given by his oldest daughter Trish. What a beautiful family....Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Maureen Fleming Mick - westlake, OH

“Phillips Family, my prayers are with you. He is not here,but in all of your hearts,you will see Burl again. We living in the material world. You get...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Kaye Heilman - Columbus, OH

“If every personal connection has meaning and laughter is life's sweetest creation, then Uncle Burl must be part LEGO and part baker. As your sadness...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Shelli Walsh Lemoine - Geismar, LA

“We are so sorry to hear about Burl, Carol and girls you will all be in our prayers. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Gary and Nancy Howell - OH

“To all of the family Im so sorry for your loss. Uncle Burl was special to all of us he will be greatly missed. You all are in my thoughts an prayers...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Evelyn Hensley - Rogersville , TN


Burl E. Phillips, age 78, a resident of North Ridgeville since 1977, died Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Olmsted Manor Care Center, North Olmsted, in the presence of his family. He was born Sept. 25, 1934 in Boone, NC to the late George and Alma (nee Greene) Phillips. He married Carol (nee Walsh) on August 28, 1965 and she loving survives.
Also left to cherish his memory are his children, Patricia (Chris) Turay of North Ridgeville, Lisa (Robert Jr.) LeBlanc Becaj of Olmsted Falls, and Christine (Hoyt) Mis, Medina; grandchildren, Danielle, Cassidy, Meredith, Jamison, Evan, Griffin, Matthew and Natalie; brothers, Lloyd of Oak Hill, WV and Earl (Mary Jane) of Brunswick; sisters, Mary Frances Blanks of Hampton, VA; Ruth Dorton of North Ridgeville, Sylvia Phillips of Orlando, FL and Sheryl (Larry) Oliver of Scarbro, WV; brother-in-law and dear friend, Dan (Anna) Walsh of North Olmsted; sister-in-law, Edith Phillips, North Ridgeville; niece, Amber Phillips of Weaverville, NC; and many other dear nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by brothers, George and John Phillips; and sisters, Kate Byrd, Gladys Powers and Blanche Wilson.
Mr. Phillips retired in 1999 from Simpkins Industries after 44 years of employment. A veteran of the United States Army, he was a member of North Ridgeville VFW Post 9871 Men's Auxiliary. He was an avid runner and member of the Lorain County Runner's Club. In his free time, Burl enjoyed watching horse racing, reading westerns, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was also a great fan of the Browns and Indians. Burl will be remembered as a good provider as the patriarch of his family and for his terrific sense of humor.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 6-8 p.m., Monday, February 4, 2013 at the North Ridgeville VFW, 6805 Lear Nagle Road, concluded with VFW memorial services and a sharing of memories at 8 p.m. Burial will take place at Sunset Memorial Park.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Western Reserve.

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