Jerald James “Jerry” Phillips, 74, Huntington, (formerly of Leesburg) passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at his home. He was born Dec, 7, 1944, in Huntington, to James A. & Helen Marie (Guynn) Phillips.
He grew up in Huntington and graduated in 1961 from Huntington Township High School. He was married on April 10, 1982, in North Webster, to Sally Ann Clayton, who preceded him on May 30, 2016.
He retired from RKB in North Manchester and formerly worked at Zolner Pistons in Fort Wayne and sold real estate for Larry Wells. He lived most of his life in the Huntington, Fort Wayne and Leesburg areas before returning to Huntington in 2018.
He was a former member of the Moose Lodge in Huntington.
He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey (Cindy) Phillips and Jason Phillips, both of Huntington; four grandchildren; four sisters, Carol Psehes, Fort Wayne, Patricia Rosen, Rebecca Lahr and Debbie (Randy) Larkey, all of Huntington; three brothers, Dean (Nancy) Phillips, Rick Phillips and Donny Phillips, all of Huntington.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd 15, Warsaw. No services are planned. Private family burial will take place in the Star of Hope Cemetery in Huntington.
Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd 13 & CR 500N, North Webster, is in charge of arrangements.
Preferred memorials may be given to the donor’s choice. To send condolences to the family in memory of Jerry Phillips, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com