Willis "Bill" M. Phillips

Born: Sat., Mar. 1, 1930
Died: Wed., Mar. 31, 2021

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Willis “Bill” M. Phillips, 91, of Russell, PA., passed away on Wednesday March 31, 2021, at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice House. Willis was born March 1, 1930 in Jamestown, NY., to the late Fred and Mona Singer Phillips. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1951. He started his own business as a residential building contractor, was self-employed, and enjoyed his work for over 40 years. He was a long standing member of the Church of the Nazarene, Warren, PA. Willis married Marjorie Ramsdell on November 19, 1950, in Russell, PA. Together they raised four children. Willis was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. His family will fondly remember all his funny jokes, humor, and quick wit. He and Marjorie served with Wycliffe Bible Translators on several missions trips. He loved to study the Bible and teach others its truths. He will also be remembered for his many faithful years as a youth group leader. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his sons, Randal Phillips (Rachel) of Warren, PA., Jon Phillips (Wendi) of Elyria, OH., daughters, Brenda Glasby (Pat) of Yorba Linda, CA., and Julie Curtis (Jay) of Sugar Grove, PA., thirteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie on September 3, 2017, his son-in-law, Pat Glasby, and several brothers and sisters. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA. A private Celebration-of-Life service will be held for the family at a later date. The family suggests memorial donations be made in memory of Willis Phillips to: Hospice of Warren County (Designated for the John and Orpha Blair Hospice House) 1 Main Ave. Warren, Pa. 16365 Or Warren Church of the Nazarene 907 Pennsylvania Ave E Warren, PA 16365

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Kevin Martin
   Posted Mon April 05, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this time.

Dan Burc
   Posted Mon April 05, 2021
So sorry to hear about Bill passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with the Phillips family. Bill is the epitome of being a solid Christian man and wonderful family leader.

Emily and Steve Onuffer
   Posted Mon April 05, 2021
We were so saddened to hear of Bill's passing. But know that he is with Marjorie in heaven.
Your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve and Kim Wilkins
   Posted Mon April 05, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss!! Bill was a wonderful guy. Heavens gain our loss. We are praying for your family!

Trudy Stanton Haight
   Posted Mon April 05, 2021
Your father was most instrumental in directing my scriptural walk. He bravely faced a dozen teenagers of my generation every week in Sunday school, we could never say we had not heard the truth and were challenged by it. I was privileged to personally thank him a couple years ago.

Michell hill
   Posted Tue April 06, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time,Bill was such a nice man,always pleasant and always smiling. He was a pleasure to have met at the rouse home as the housekeeper on 600.

Jamie Nesmith
   Posted Tue April 06, 2021
Bill was a wonderful man. He was my youth group leader for several years and gave me my first real job in summers between college years. A great example of a life well lived.

Diana Westfall Collins
   Posted Sat April 10, 2021
I'm sorry for the loss of your dad. He was such a kind and fun loving man.
He was my youth group leader for awhile when I was in elementary school. Memories come of him leading the songs and when we had to go high or loud he'd reach to the ceiling. I can still see it.
Most of all I remember our families getting together and the fun we had! Your parents were always laughing and were smiling. My parents loved your parents, too.

Kim Howard Embrey
   Posted Tue April 13, 2021
Thoughts and prayers to all your families. He was a kind and loving family man. Always giving of his time to others. He created a great place to grow up! Good thoughts to all.

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