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Gaylord  John Herman  Phillips

Gaylord John Herman Phillips
  • October 7, 1954 - October 5, 2019
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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Gaylord John Herman Phillips passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 5th, 2019, after a long battle with Emphysema and COPD.
Gaylord was born on October 7, 1954 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Herman and Barbara (Willavize) Phillips. He was a lifelong resident of Battle Creek and worked as a painter and construction laborer in the area most of his life.

He married Ann Walkinshaw in 1979, they later divorced. Gaylord went on to spend the remainder of his years with Karen Belles.

Gaylord is survived by one son, Jon Phillips; three step-sons, Gary (Cheri) Harley, Trevor (Lillian) Harley and Keith Harley; and two sisters, Dolly (Ed Asher) Jacobs and Barb (BJ) Mahoney. He was proceeded in death by his parents and a (step) daughter-in-law, Marie (Ree) Harley.

Gaylord was an avid outdoorsman. He loved deer hunting, any kind of fishing and mushroom hunting – he could spot a morel mushroom from a mile away! He also enjoyed family gatherings, bonfires and playing cards. Gaylord had a one of a kind personality and will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial gathering to celebrate Gaylord's life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com. Donations can made to the family to help with funeral expenses.