David A. Phillips, 80, of Clay Township, Gallipolis, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at 9:33 P.M. Monday, May 10, 2021, in the Abbyshire Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Dave was born on February 28, 1941 in Huntington, West Virginia to the late Dave Ross and Nancy Travis Phillips Sublett. He was a member of the Addison Freewill Baptist Church and attended the Macedonia Community Church as well. He sang gospel music most of his life and pastored in his younger years. He was a musician who loved playing the guitar and banjo and spent much of his time fishing on the banks of the Ohio River. His occupations included being a timber cutter, truck driver and carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Rachel Souders Phillips and children, Rusty (Jeanne) Phillips, Randy (Raena) Phillips, Mary (John) Daines, Pat (Doug) Miller, Tim (Grace) Phillips and Beth (Scott) Adkins. Dave is also survived by his grandchildren, Josh Sublett, Nathan Sublett, Josh Wiblin, Stephani Wiblin Cox, Frederick Hammond, Joni Bennett Nolan, Amiee Phillips Price, Kayla Eblin, Robert Daines, Justin Ferguson, Jennifer Daines Fultz, Becca Daines Perron, Elizabeth Miller Clary, Ashley Miller Horsley, Amber Miller, John David Phillips and Luke Adkins. Thirty-five great-grandchildren and a special friend, Ann Sayre, also survived. He was loved by many friends and church members. Dave was preceded in death by his father, Dave, his mother, Nancy, stepfather, Jack, son, Kenneth Sublett and granddaughter, Lorna. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the Countryside Baptist Church, 2256 Harrisburg Road, also known as 1-967 Denney Road, Bidwell, OH, just off State Route 850. Everyone is invited to join his family at 1:00 P.M. to share their favorite memories of Dave with his family and friends with the Celebration of Life Service beginning at 2:00 P.M. Special guest speakers include Rev. Rick Barcus and Rev. Hilda Sanders and special music by friends and family members. Dave asked the family to provide an afternoon where family and friends could come together and spend time doing things they loved which included a picnic dinner and family fun events. Everyone is invited to stay. The family asks that in lieu of flowers that monetary gifts be given to his wife, Rachel, at the service or contact a family member for her address. The Cremeens-King Funeral Home is honored to serve Phillips family.
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