Wayne F. Phillips, 74, Larwill, passed away at 5:55 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City. Born July 15, 1941, at the family’s home in Pierceton, he was the son of Frank and Hazel (Elder) Phillips.
He attended Pierceton High School and married Judy L. Mettler on July 31, 1964. He worked at Big Boy Products for 22 years, Fiber Form and retired from Paragon in 2002. Wayne loved being with his family and adored his wife of 51 years, children, granddaughters and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, cutting wood, spending time at his cabin in Canada and tinkering around with lawnmowers.
He is survived by his wife: Judy Phillips; daughters: Sherry Palmer; Dawn Owens, both of Pierceton; son: Doug Phillips, Columbia City; sister: Wanda (Allan) Anders, Pierceton; brother: Richard (Jean) Phillips, Syracuse; granddaughters: Falyn Owens; Miranda Kinion; three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Pauline Sibert; and Zelma Slusher; and brother: Bob Robinson.
Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements with DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home.