Obituary: Rev. Stephen Glen Phillips

May 21, 1956 – November 9, 2022

Rev. Stephen Glen Phillips, 66, of Springville, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at his home.

Born May 21, 1956, he was the son of Glen and Martha Phillips. A 1974 graduate of Oolitic High School, Steve excelled in construction trades. On January 11, 1975, Steve married Shannon Marie Jerrells, who survives. Steve was called to preach and became an ordained minister on August 5, 1977, at the Shady Springs Fellowship of churches. Steve pastored several churches over the years, and most recently, with Shannon, they served as the youth ministers at the Oolitic Pentecostal Church.

Steve was preceded in death by his father, Glen, and his son, Stephen Glen Phillips, II, his son-in-law, Jeffrey Ward, and his brothers-in-law, Walter and Laddie Jerrells.

Steve is survived by Shannon, his wife, of 47 years; his daughter, Jamie (Gary) Isaacs, of Springville; his daughter, Holly Ward, of Richlands, VA; his son, Seth (Sarah) Phillips, of Richlands, VA; eleven grandchildren, Cayden Isaacs, Tré (Olivia) Isaacs, Jadyn Isaacs, Ethan Isaacs, and Blaine Isaacs, all of Springville, Levi (Adrienne) Ward, of Dayton, OH, Gavin Ward, Whitney (John) Hackworth, Taylor Phillips, Madison Phillips, and Grant Phillips, all of Richlands, VA; great-grandchildren, Brynlee, Preslee, and Oakley Hackworth; his mother, Martha; his sisters, Vicki (Larry) Wagoner, Sherry (Rick) Adams, and Linda Ray; his mother-in-law, Jean (Sandy) Earhart; his sisters-in-law, Mary Jerrells and Paula (John) Cotner; and his brother-in-law, Joby Jerrells.

Steve was beloved by all of his family, including many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12th at the CornerStone Worship Center in Judah with Rev. Keith Thompson, Joby Jerrells, and Rev. Michael Switzer officiating.

Graveside services will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Springville with Rev. Marty Speer officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11th at the CornerStone Worship Center.

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