Wayne Leroy Phillips

Wayne Leroy Phillips passed away Fri., June 11, 2010 in Savannah, GA at the age of 71.

Wayne was predeceased by his parents, Merwin Clarence and Blanche Luella Badger Phillips; his brothers, Manderson, Erwin, and Ethan; and by his son-in-law, John Lortie.

He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of Elks #772 Ogdensburg, NY, and a member of The Loyal Order of the Moose, Order #1010, Ilion, NY Lodge. He was a co-partner with his brother for 10 years of a funeral home in Fort Covington, NY, and he was an appliance and air conditioner repairman and entrepreneur in Fleming, Georgia, and New York for 54 years.

He was formerly married to JoAnn M. Bachand of Lakeland, Fl. He was the father of Julie Lortie (the late John) of Williamsburg, Dean Michael (Jamie) of Watertown, NY, and Kevin Joseph (Shelley Dawn) of Clay, NY. He was the grandfather of Jason John Denio of Ottawa, Kyle William Jarvis of Williamsburg, Brittany Suzanne Lortie of Toronto, Joshua R. Phillips of Potsdam, NY, Mariah Lynn Phillips of Clay, NY, and Katlyn Marie Grice (David) of Fulton, NY. He was the brother of Lorraine Lemon (Frank) of Allegany, NY. He leaves behind to mourn his loss, his best friend and care giver, Joyce Mae Reiff.

Funeral services were private.

The arrangements were entrusted to the Fairhaven Funeral Home and Crematory, 2794 W. US Hwy. 80, Garden City, GA 31408 (912-964-2862).