Bill was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. He was a teacher for 32 years and also coached baseball, basketball, and football. He was a volunteer at the Licking County Food Pantry for several years. He enjoyed rooting for OSU football, Cleveland Indians, and Cleveland Browns.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Alice Phillips; two grandchildren, Anna Butcher of Milwaukee, WI and Logan Crampton of St. Louisville, OH; brother-in-law, Francis “Pete” Markley of Fairview, WV; three sisters-in-law, Carolyn Jones of Farmington, WV, Mary Jane Thralls (John) of Hurricane, WV, and Donna Hill (Graham) of Atlanta, GA; two nieces, Linette and Jennifer Phillips; and several cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Reneē Phillips; and brother, Ronald Phillips.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christ United Methodist Church, 10 N. Cedar St. Newark, OH 43055 and/or Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.
Visitation will be Friday from 10 AM- 1 PM at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, where the funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM with Pastor Patricia Iddings officiating.
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