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Gary Wayne Phillips

Gary Wayne Phillips passed away suddenly at his home in Roseburg, Ore. Saturday, May 24, 2014.

Gary was born in Elkins, W.Va. September 15, 1937 and graduated from Elkins High School, where he was a star football and basketball player. He moved his family to Ashland, Ore. to attend Southern Oregon College, where he graduated with a degree in education. Gary worked in the Ashland School District, teaching at both the Junior and Senior High Schools. With his knowledge of sports, he enjoyed coaching football and basketball. In his leisure time, he could never turn down a good game of golf. Gary also worked as a scout and was the voice of the Ashland Grizzlies football team on the radio. After retiring from teaching, he joined Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company.

Gary is survived by his daughter Deb Phillips; son Andy Phillips; sister Nancy Frey; brother Dan Phillips; nephews Tyler and Travis; and longtime companion and friend Tina Barry.