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In Memory of
Israel Lee Phillips
November 29, 1980 - July 14, 2018

Israel Lee Phillips

Israel Lee Phillips entered this life on November 29, 1980 born in Gallipolis. He was 37. Israel left this Earth on July 14, 2018, at his residence.

He is surviuved by his mother, Rebecca (Anthony) McGrath of Rutland, and his Father, Terry (Crystal) Jewell of Albany; his four children, a son Alexander, and daughters KayLee, Pyper, and Ireland; three brothers, Bradley (Amber) McGrath, JR (Peyton) Jewell, and Dakota Jewell; sisters Holly (Kevin) McGrath and Destiny Jewell; stepbrothers Lee Rittgers and Travis Siders; stepsisters Terra Wooten and Misty Murphy; his beloved "Granny" Barbara Phillips, with whom he resided; several nieces and nephews. A special shared bond with Paige Dill, Joshua and Tesla Kauff.

He is preceded in death by, and shared a close bond with his grandfather Cornelius "Butch" Phillips.

Israel was a kind and generous soul, whose favorite intrest included fishing, mud running, and cruising on his harley davidson. He had a passion for outdoors and was a natural at landscaping. He was gifted with artistic talents such as sketching, designing and administering tattoos and was musically inclined with the guitar.

Israel was a life long resident of Meigs County and atended Meigs High school. He was most recently employeed by Bryant Farm and Lawn LLC and prior to that was a towing and recovery operator for Riverside Auto and Towing LLC.

His true loves in his life were his children whom he adored and will shine forever through their eyes.

A memorial service is planned for July 19 to be held at 1:00 pm at Birchfield Funeral Home in Rutland. Burial will follow at Gilmore Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday at 6-8 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations towards his funeral expenses. An account has been established at Farmer's Bank, or you can make checks directed towards the account at Birchfield's Funeral Home. Online condolences can be sent to


Tammy J Thomas

Jul 18, 2018

My condolences to the family. Israel was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all.