When we lose someone we love we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind.
Raymond Phillips could at times be frustrating, as he knew what was right for you even when you didn't see it for yourself. He had a way of looking out for your best interest even when you didn't want it. It was his way of showing his love, care and concern for you. To see his treatment of his girlfriend, Carolyn Sue, his step sons and grandchildren, was to see the kind of man he was. He was one to call for help, no questions asked. He would show up, lend a hand, knowledge and advice. Reflecting back, one can see he always though of others first. The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family as well.
At the age of 65, on Friday, March 18, 2022, Raymond Phillips passed away.
The Steelers lost one of their biggest fans that day. Raymond loved racing, greatly enjoyed the Wellington Fair, and loved the outdoors. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, neighbors, and the cat he couldn't be without. He had a generous heart and gave so much. He was always helping the elderly, even from his scooter; he shoveled snow and mowed the lawns of anyone who needed a helping hand.
Raymond leaves behind Carolyn Sue Carpenter, the love of his life; Sarah Elizabeth Carpenter, his beloved "granddaughter"; his beloved brother, Roy (Bessie) Phillips; sisters, Donna Jo (Mark) Wald and Bonita Gay (Mark) Weiss; and many, many nieces, nephews, dear friends and other relatives.
Raymond was preceded in death by his loving parents, Ira and Martha (nee Conard) Phillips; brothers, Clifford R. (beloved husband of Shirley) Phillips, Gary Lee (beloved husband of Donna) Phillips; and his sister, Sandra Sue Booth and her late husband, James.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.