Charles H. Phillips, Jr., age 71, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away at 2:10 A.M. on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Genesis HealthCare-Bryan Center, where he was a resident, after an extended illness. Mr. Phillips was a 1965 graduate of Edon High School and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Vietnam where he was awarded the Silver Star medal for gallantry in action. After returning from the service he worked in construction in Florida before moving to Anchorage, Alaska, where he worked in construction for twelve years. He then moved to Hawaii where he remained for thirty years, working in construction and painting. He was a true wilderness man who enjoyed the primitive lifestyle, hunting, especially wild boar pigs, fishing and diving.
Charles H. Phillips, Jr. was born on July 16, 1947, in Garrett, Indiana, the son of Charles H. and Anita I. (Tarter) Phillips, Sr.
Survivors include one brother, James A. Phillips, of Maui, Hawaii; three sisters, Mary A. (William) Prince, of Edon, Ohio, Vicki S. Rendle, of Auburn, Indiana, and Cynthia M. (Doug) Kurial, of Tampa, Florida; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Michael Phillips.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, 204 West Indiana Street, Edon, Ohio. Services will follow at 12:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edon, with Pastor Doug Kurial officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Blakeslee, Ohio, with grave side military rites conducted by Bryan VFW Post #2489 and the United States Army Honor Guard.
Memorials are requested to the Wounded Warrior Project or to the Williams County Humane Society.