SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Phillip S. Lynn, 55, died at home on June 4, 2020 from liver cancer.
Phillip Scot was born May 15, 1965 at East Liverpool City Hospital to Sally P. and Glenn H. Lynn.
Phil was an honor graduate of Beaver Local High School, class of 1983.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, stationed first at MacDill AFB, Florida; then in Brussels, Belgium where he met future wife, Josiane Mauricette Tasnier, the love of his life. They married in Wichita Falls, Texas the last air base Phil was stationed on before leaving the military.
Returning home to Columbiana County, Phillip was ready to put his machinist and fabricating skills to work. He was hired at Oaks Welding and Guy Manufacturing in Columbiana where he worked 30+ years for Jack Guy, Sr. He valued a daily sense of accomplishment in the shop work along with his co-worker and customer relationships. From the onset of his cancer diagnosis, surgeries and treatments the Guy family gave Phil the care and concern of a family member.
As a boy, Phillip spent a lot of time helping Grandpa Lynn on the farm. He participated at the Beagle Club running rabbits and in DeMolay building character. Phil took a full-time job at 12 years of age doing push mowing and trimming for Columbiana Memorial Park Cemetery in Calcutta. He rode his bicycle to and fro, four miles each way, the first four years. Yes, he was always a worker.
Phil enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle until he lost strength in December to handle the 900 lbs. He liked to visit and talk bikes with his neighbor, John and work buddies, Jack, Jr. and Rich. A life-long fan of ZZ Top music, Phil acquired a love for Casting Crowns and the message in their music. He was baptized on March 27 by Pastor Ronnie Boyd (lifelong Christian friend of his father) off the back of a boat dock in the Ohio River.
More than anything Phil loved his wife, son Andre’ and granddaughter, Alexandria Faye. He was committed to their well-being and sought to make life easier for them once he was gone. A devoted son, Phillip was a rock of responsibility for his parents. His final trip to the homestead in May was to make sure the water softener unit was loaded with salt for his mother. He was a good, right and true man. Phillip cared about the important things, always. He did more than his share to Make America Great.
Left to cherish his memory, Josiane, Andre’ and Alex of the home; mother, Sally; sister, Lisa A. Lynn of Jonesboro, Arkansas; his mother-in-law in Belgium and family; a few aunts and uncles from the area and a cadre of cousins, life-long friend; Joyce Thayer; neighbors he appreciated and friends from work and the community.
Phil was preceded in death by his father, Glenn and brother, Bradley P. Lynn.
Sincere thanks to the professionals at Community Hospice of Salem – Kelly, Tom and others – for their concern and care of Phillip’s needs these last few months. He appreciated each person who assisted him.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Brown Funeral Home in Salem at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Ronnie Boyd officiating.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. the day of the service, Saturday, June 6 at the funeral home.
Burial will take place in Hope Cemetery in Salem, Ohio.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, (330) 337-6363. Friends and family may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.brownfhonline.com.
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