Garry Lee "Butch" Phillis

Born: Thu., Sep. 8, 1949
Died: Mon., Oct. 10, 2016


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 13, 2016
Location: Salm-McGill-Tangeman


11:00 AM Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
Location: Beechwood Cemetery

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Garry Lee “Butch” Phillis, 67, 306 Dorman Dr., Sidney, Ohio, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 5:05 AM at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney, Ohio.   He was born September 8, 1949 in Piqua, Ohio the son of Clifford and Laura (Davis) Phillis.   His father passed away in 2010 and his Mother survives in Sidney.   Also surviving is a daughter, Catrina Phillis of Piqua, Ohio and a son Brian Phillis and wife Misty of Sidney, Ohio and two grandchildren, Caleigh Ferree and Damion Phillis.   A brother, Larry Phillis is deceased.   Gary was a 1967 graduate of Houston High School, Houston, Ohio and had worked at American Trim and Stolles in Sidney.   He was a United States Air Force veteran and member of the Sidney American Legion and Sidney Elks.   Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 5-7 PM.   Graveside services will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Beechwood Cemetery, Lockington, Ohio with Lay Pastor, Christine Mertz.   Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Hospice, 1083 Fairington Dr., Sidney, Ohio  45365.   Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.    Condolences may be expressed to the Phillis family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at:

Charitable donations may be made in Garry's memory to the following organization:

Wilson Hospice
1081 Fairington Drive Sidney Ohio 45365-2491
Tel: 937- 498-9335

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Doreen Fridley
   Posted Tue October 11, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Gary was a sweet man who always treated me right. May God be with you in your time of sorrow.

Priscilla Slife
   Posted Tue October 11, 2016
Thoughts and prayers for the family. Gary was a great guy. I worked with him at American Trim. Sorry for your loss.

Sharon Hasselbeck
   Posted Tue October 11, 2016
As I grieve along with you, I extend my deepest sympathies to Brian, Misty, Damion, Catrina, Caleigh & Laura & all of the rest of the extended Phillis family! Garry was a very well known & well liked person who will be missed & fondly remembered by so many people!! He was a very special one of a kind sort of guy and I'm very thankful for the memories I have of him! R.I.P. Garry

   Posted Tue October 11, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss Just know that you and your family are in our prayers. And we are going to miss seeing your dad at the bowling alley,

Darla Pitts
   Posted Tue October 11, 2016
Prayers to the family of Garry. Spent quit a few years bowling with this guy. He was such a nice person to hang with and worked with him for many many years. Also was a good friend to me and Rocky and liked hanging with him at Sharps. He will be missed. May God wrap his arms around you all during this time of sorrow.

Pat Meyers
   Posted Wed October 12, 2016
Cate... I'm so sorry for your loss, but you'll always be your Daddy's little girl. He'll ride the clouds with joy and love for his family. Your heart is more than broken, I'm sure, but remember how much your Daddy truly loved you! He gave you his all... anyone could see it in his eyes when he looked at you. I feel privileged to have gotten to know him and you. Now it's time to let his light shine thru you! Hugs and prayers for you and Caleigh... and your whole family. Remember to love on your Grandma, 'cause she'll need you even more now. Hugs to you...

Claudette Branscum
   Posted Wed October 12, 2016
My sincerest sympathies to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless and bring you comfort.

Becky and Eddie Reed
   Posted Wed October 12, 2016
So sorry to hear of Gary's passing! He has always had a great attitude when I would see him out and about! The good memories that you have will sustain you in those quiet moments. Hugs and prayers your way!

wilma williams
   Posted Wed October 12, 2016
sorry to hear about gary, was a good person to work with, my prayers are with your family

Tom Lindsey
   Posted Thu October 13, 2016
Brian and family, very sorry for your loss. As you know I've worked with Garry for several years. He was a good guy.

Mike & Lisa McClure
   Posted Thu October 13, 2016
Brian and Family ~

Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Mike & Lisa

   Posted Fri October 14, 2016
To Family,

Sorry to hear about Gary passing away, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Spent a lot of time talking to Gary both at Stolle and Waffle House, with a lot of laughs!