Jacob Lee “Jake” Phillips, 21 years, passed away suddenly Monday, December 23, 2013 in the emergency room of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan. Jake was born May 21, 1992 in Bryan, the son of Jim and Suzanne (Thiede) Phillips. He was a 2011 graduate of Bryan High School where he played on the football team. Jake worked at Matsu in Edgerton. He had also worked at Menard’s Distribution Center, Holiday City, Manufactured Housing Enterprises and Phillips Motors in Bryan. Jake had many interests, including sports, fishing, woodworking, weight training, shooting guns and listening to all kinds of music. He also enjoyed being around nature’s animals, playing in the snow with his German Shepherds Apache, Nico and Bear.
He is survived by his parents; Jim Phillips of Bryan and Suzanne Phillips of Henderson, Nevada; one sister, Triah (Chad Schmid) Phillips of North Royalton, Ohio; maternal grandparents, Vance and Joan Thiede of Blaine, Minnesota; three aunts, Kathy (Doug) Pool of Bryan, Lori (Jim Schlosser) Phillips of Bryan and Doreen (Joel) Godfredson of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two uncles, Bill (Tammy) Thiede of Indianapolis, Indiana and Dan (Amy) Thiede of Isanti, Minnesota; two great-uncles, Tom (Mary) Phillips of Bryan and Gus (Linda) Phillips of Bryan, as well as numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents, Denver “Jake” Phillips and Gertrude Gray; paternal grandparents, James and Anita Phillips, maternal great-grandparents, Harold and Peg “Margaret” Troup and one uncle, Allen Troup.
Visitation for Jake Phillips will be held Tuesday, December 31, 2013 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan where funeral services will follow at 5:00 p.m. with Pastor John MacFarlane officiating.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to the Bryan Football Team or to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice.
Memories, pictures and videos can be shared on the Facebook page “Remembering Jacob Phillips.”