William "Bill" Phillips of Clearwater, FL died peacefully after a long illness on February 3, 2021. He was born on February 22, 1944 in Youngstown, Ohio and moved his family to Florida in 1979. Bill was ushered into the arms of Jesus while surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by the love of his life for nearly 54 years, Mary (Bangert) Phillips. Daughters Susan Villa (Mark), Emily Chapman, Desiree Lowe (Andrew) and Christine Johnson. Grandchildren, Kara Thompson, Katie Shalna (Nicholas), Marissa Tanner, Parker Phillips, Ryan C, Hunter C, Jackson C and Ella Lowe. Sister Patricia Keim (Jack). He was reunited in death with his son, David Phillips, and parents Wm and Ruth Phillips. He was a graduate of Chaney High School and Youngstown State University. He was retired from the City of Clearwater. He was a member of Calvary Church, Clearwater. Bill loved to study the bible and loved to share his faith in Jesus Christ. His children and grandchildren loved to hear his stories about growing up in Ohio and he enjoyed history, old movies and sporting events, especially Rays Games. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends who all love him so very much. He loved his family and always put them first. A celebration of his life will be held on March 20th at 11am at John Chestnut Sr Park Shelter #3. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated for Rev C. Make checks payable to ITM with Bill Phillips in the memo.
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