Phillip’s message to those around him was to have fun – enjoying living came easy. His positive attitude and focus on others was an inspiration to many as they watched him fight a brain tumor the last 34 months of his life. The family wishes to express warmest gratitude to the Cleveland Clinic; in particular Dr. Manmeet Ahlawalia, Cathy Brewer, and many others who touched them deeply and provided much more than mere medical care. The family was continually touched by the support and kindness from others at the Cleveland Clinic, Community Hospice, friends, and in the community – way too many to list.
Phillip was born, July 6th, 1970, and raised in the Zanesville, Ohio area. He graduated from Philo High School in 1988, and earned his Associates Degree at Muskingum Area Technical College. He and his family have lived in Dover, Ohio for 14 years. Phillip is survived by his wife of 21 years, Nonnie and his children, Sierra Ray 11 years old and Dawson Phillip 9 years old; his Mother Ginger Delaine Williams, brother Alan Dean Williams, sister Jodi Delaine Williams, brother-in-law James McWhorter III, and nephew Maximilian McWhorter; his father-in-law Sonny Quimby, mother-in-law Sharon Quimby, sister-in-law Marcie Wilson, brother-in-law Jason Wilson, and nieces Emily and Gracie Wilson. He also leaves his grandmother Ruth Kennel, and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Phillip was preceded in death by his Father Harold Dean Williams, his brother whom he deeply loved Brent Ray Williams, his grandparents Edwin Kennel, Russell and Elsie Williams, numerous aunts and uncles and one special cousin.
A private family cremation will take place at Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Cremation. Memorial visitation will be held at Geib Funeral Center, 5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio, on Wednesday, May 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday at 2 pm at First Christian Church, 104 3rd Street NW, New Philadelphia, Ohio. A reception will be held in the church fellowship hall following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA). Donations may be made at www.abta.org or by calling 866-659-1030.
Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Cremation