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G. Edward  Phillips
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Obituary for G. Edward Phillips

Edward Phillips, 73, of Galesburg, died at 12:40 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017 in OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.

Ed was born June 23, 1943 in St. Louis, MO, the son of George Ray and Teddie Marie Reynolds Phillips.  He is survived by one son, Michael (Tammy) Phillips of Wataga; one brother, Don R. (Carol) Phillips of Sherman; three grandchildren, Brandon (Beth), Brianna, and Bailey Phillips; two great grandchildren, Emma and Rylan; as well as his beloved dog, Ada Mae.  Ed is also survived by two nephews, John C. and Andy L. Phillips.  Along with his parents, Ed was preceded in death by one son Jeff on September 10, 2015.

Ed was an electrician for I.B.E.W. for over 50 years.  He was a member of I.B.E.W. Local #34 and the Galesburg Archery Club.  He also served as the troop leader for Boy Scout Troop #204 for many years.  Ed was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed camping, fishing, and riding his motorcycle.  He was an extremely skilled woodworker and enjoyed repairing antiques.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg.  Pastor Tom Ek will officiate.  Burial will follow in East Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg.  Memorial contributions may be made in Ed’s memory to the Guardian Angel’s Humane Society or to Boy Scout Troop #4226.


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Visitation

Tuesday

30

May

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Service

Wednesday

31

May

10:30 AM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Cemetery Details

Location

East Linwood Cemetery

W. Main St.
Galesburg, Illinoi 61401


Memorial Contribution

Guardian Angels

Boy Scout Troop #4226

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