April 27, 1950 – August 7, 2013
Gene, 63, passed away August 7 at Methodist Medical Center. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, at Merle Hay Funeral Home. Family will greet friends beginning at 2.
Gene Wayne Phillips, son of Walter and Loretha (Larson) Phillips, was born April 27, 1950 in Des Moines. Following graduation from Roosevelt High School, he attended Iowa State University and served in the U.S. Army. Gene worked for the State of Iowa more than 25 years. He enjoyed Mash reruns, playing Sudoku, woodworking, and collecting coins.
Gene is remembered by his wife, Terrie; stepdaughter, Mary (Kc) Sloan; three grandsons: Gabe, Oliver and Evan; his mother, Loretha Phillips; brother, Glenn Phillips; sister, Lois Parker; and many other relatives.
Memorial contributions may be given to Iowa Public Television or Iowa Public Radio.Information provided by: Merle Hay Funeral Home 4400 Merle Hay Road Des Moines, IA 50310 www.meaningfulfunerals.net