Charles H. Phillips, Sr. (1925 – 2013)

Charles H. Phillips, Sr., 88, of Edon passed away Friday November 1, 2013 at the Parkview Nursing Center in Edgerton, Ohio.   He was born on June 18, 1925 in Mishawaka, Indiana to Charles H. and Bertha J. (Thiel) Phillips.  Charles proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II.  On October 12, 1946 he married Anita I. (Tarter) in Blakeslee, and she survives.

Charles was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blakeslee, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1945.  He was the owner / operator of Phillips Construction in Blakeslee for over 20 years.  He was involved in construction and painting for most of his life and was able to work with his sons in Anchorage, Alaska for 8 years.

In addition to Anita,  he is survived by two sons, Charles Phillips, Jr. of Maui, Hawaii and James Phillips of Maui, Hawaii; three daughters, Mary Ann (William) Prince of Edon, Ohio, Vicki Rendle of Bryan, Ohio and Cynthia (Douglas) Kurial of Tampa, Florida; twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; one son Michael Phillips in April 2008; two sisters, Bernadine Blomeke and Virginia Thiel; and one brother Robert Phillips.

Visitation for Charles will be on Friday November 8th from 1-3pm and 6-7pm, with a 7pm scripture service at the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier.  Services will be on Saturday at 10:30am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blakeslee with Father David Cirata to officiate.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Blakeslee with military rites performed by the Edon American Legion.  Donations may be made to St. Joseph Church.  Online condolences can be left for the family at

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