Dennis E. Phillips
Avid automobile enthusiast
Dennis E. Phillips, 51, of New Freeport, died at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2012, in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, after being in failing health for the past several years.
He was born April 8, 1961, in Waynesburg, a son of Ethel Iona Morris Phillips of Holbrook and the late Frederick Earl Phillips.
Mr. Phillips formerly attended Valley Chapel United Methodist Church in Holbrook.
He had resided in the state of Virginia and Jackson Township for several years, prior to moving to Freeport Township in 2006.
Mr. Phillips was an employee of the former Golden Corral restaurant in Waynesburg and a construction worker in Virginia, prior to being employed by the former Nabisco plant in Washington.
He enjoyed hunting and was an avid automobile enthusiast.
On July 27, 2000, he married Jenny Lynn Barnhart, who survives.
Also surviving, in addition to his mother and his wife, are five daughters, Samantha, wife of Shane Morris of Fairport, Ohio, Misty, wife of Zachary Dane of Holbrook, Kelly, wife of Daniel Whitlatch of Sycamore, Diana Phillips of Richmond, Ind., and Amber, wife of Billy Whitlatch of Waynesburg (Eastview); a son, Dennis E. (DJ) Phillips Jr. at home; several grandchildren; two brothers, Bill Phillips of Waynesburg and Russell Phillips of Holbrook; four sisters, Debbie Phillips of Holbrook, Donna, wife of John Carter of Waynesburg, Bonnie Phillips of Brave and Michelle, wife of Jason Litton of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his father, is a daughter, Yvonne Lynn Phillips, who died in infancy.
Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday in Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 24, with Pastor Ben Williamson officiating. Private interment will be in Valley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Holbrook. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Rush Funeral Home Inc., P.O. Box 388, Rogersville, PA 15359. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences at www.rushfuneralhomeinc.com.