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Phillip D. Hillis

March 16, 1948 ~ April 20, 2021 (age 73)


New Lexington

Phillip D. Hillis   73

Passed away peacefully at his home with his family at his side. Phil was born March 16, 1948 in Zanesville to the late Clinton and Dorothy Francis Centola Hillis. 

Phil was Catholic by faith, United States Army Veteran having served in the Viet Nam War. Worked for many years at Peabody Coal, the Heath Industrial Park and retired from Star Engineering of New Lexington. He was a member of the AmVets, American Legion and New Lexington Elk's 509 where he served as an officer and a Trustee. One of Phil's  favorite things to do  was mowing grass  and his fish pond.

He is survived by his daughter, Robin Hillis, granddaughter,  Kendra Lee Hillis, siblings, Richard "Dick" Hillis (Charlene Dietrich), Jeff L. (Cindy) Hillis, Carol (Brent) Grubb, Mark (Amy) Hillis and Debbie (Mark) Johnson. Special caregivers, Andrea and Becky and special thanks to Alberta Lyons.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Geraldine Thompson Hillis (December 1, 2013).

Family and friends may call on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Chute-Wiley Funeral Home 118 S Jackson St., New Lexington with Elks services at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow in New Lexington Cemetery with Military Gravesides conducted by Junction City American Legion Post #376. Memorial contributions may be made to  FairHope Hospice, Perry County Cancer Alliance and the Medical Equipment Loan Company of Thornville. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The family requests everyone observe Covid-19 restrictions and everyone wear a mask.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
April 24, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Chute - Wiley Funeral Home
118 S. Jackson Street
New Lexington, OH 43764

April 24, 2021

1:30 PM
New Lexington Cemetery


FairHope Hospice
282 Sells Road, Lancaster OH 43130

Perry County Cancer Alliance
P O Box 724, New Lexington OH 43764

Corner of Main & Church, Thornville, OH 43076

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