SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Thomas Jones Phillips, Sr., 69 of Salem, died at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2020 upon arrival at the emergency room of Salem Regional Medical Center.
He was born on January 7, 1951 in Salem, the son of the late Paul and Elsie (Ingledue) Phillips.
Tom has been a lifetime area resident and last worked for Cleveland Auto Wrecking in Youngstown.
He enjoyed visiting the grandchildren and sharing stories that only he could tell. Tom enjoyed the outdoors and could always find time for some good coon hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda; children, Thomas Jones Phillips, Jr., Pat H. (Angie) Phillips and Karen Sue Phillips all of Salem and Paul Jones Phillips of Leetonia; siblings, Virgil of Franklin Square and Gary of Alabama; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry Gene Evans; siblings, Henry, Paul, Harvey, John, Charles, Benjamin Phillips, Elsie Stevenson, Catherine Zeigler, Donna Garber and Lydia Mottern and one grandson.
Tom did not want any funeral services or visitation held.
Arrangements are being handled by the Arbaugh-Pearce Greenisen Funeral Home.
A television tribute will air Monday, March 9, at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.