SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Benjamin Rue Phillips, Sr., 71, of Salem, died at 12:28 p.m. on Sunday, February 2, 2020, at Salem Regional Medical Center.
He was born on June 17, 1948, in Leetonia, the son of the late Paul and Elsie (Ingledue) Phillips.
He worked at Pittsburgh Foundry for 11 years, followed by American Standard for 26 years and loved helping around farms as a young man.
He was a member of the Eagles, Slovak Club and VFW for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Wendy (Willard) Phillips, whom he married on October 27, 1974, as well as, four children, Melissa (Eric) Phillips of Lisbon, Kimberly Willard of Salem, Benjamin Rue Phillips, Jr. of Salem and Angel Marie Gilbert of Liberty; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three brothers.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.
Services will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. with Chalmer Perkins officiating, at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services. A time of visitation will be held from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
You may sign the guestbook at apgreenisenfh.com.