Gary Shayne Phillips, 37, left this world Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, to be with Jesus, his trusted friend.
He was a man who had found his way in life and the love he had for his children made him the best dad his children could ever want. He faced challenges head-on, overcame adversities to form a life for his family.
He had just received a promotion at Capitoline Products where he was employed nearly three years. He was conscious of making his Dad and family proud of him.
He loved watching Jakob’s football and Braxton’s basketball games and enjoyed shooting hoops with both of his sons. He was an extremely patient and loyal man to his family and friends, and especially to the love of his life, Tiffany.
He was always talking with his Dad about his family and the Phillips tradition of NASCAR racing.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Edgemon; grandmother, Pauline “Grannie” Phillips; uncle, Terry Phillips; cousin, Terri “Renee” Phillips; and grandparents: George and Marie Wilson.
With heavy hearts, he is survived by the love of his life, Tiffany Jennette; daughters: Lexus Padje and Sierra Blair Phillips; sons: Jakob Bryon Shayne Phillips and Braxton Trae Phillips; his loving “Daddy,” Gary Paul Phillips and Teresa K. Phillips; one brother, Houston Aubrey Paul Phillips; one sister, LeAndra “Tess” Phillips; cousin but brother at heart, Jason Patrick Phillips, cousin, Leghia Nicole Phillips; and several uncles, aunts, and cousins.
A celebration of his life is planned for tonight, Feb. 4, 2014, at 8:15 in Dixon Chapel of the North Cleveland Church of God, 335 11th St. N.E., in Cleveland, with the Rev. Mitch Maloney officiating.
The family will receive friends in the Dixon chapel from 6 until 8 p.m. prior to the 8:15 service.
Interment will take place on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sunset Memorial Gardens with Matt Pruitt, Marty Weathers, Eric Bright, Eddie Garrett, Dustin Hayes, and Sam Hill serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Phillips, Jeff Cross and Frank Davidson.
The funeral procession will leave North Cleveland Church of God at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Shayne and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Phillips family with these arrangements.