Lloyd E. Philipps GRANVILLE: A funeral service celebrating the life of Lloyd E. Philipps, 92, of Granville, will be held Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at Centenary United Methodist Church, 102 E. Broadway, Granville with Rev. Casey Wilson and Rev. Jeff Smith as co-celebrants. Burial will follow at Welsh Hills Cemetery with military honors rendered by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. A lifelong resident and 1942 graduate of Granville High School, Lloyd attended Denison University. He proudly served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant with Company F, 157th Infantry Regiment in France, where he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service. Lloyd retired after a 35 year career with Owens Corning. Lloyd enjoyed fishing and being with family. He attended Centenary United Methodist Church and was a member of Welsh Hills Baptist Church, American Legion Post 398-Granville, VFW Post 1060-Newark, Eagles, and was a dedicated member of the Licking County Veterans Alliance, Funeral Honor Detail. Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Rhea D. (Brown) Philipps; children and their spouses, Bud and Mary Philipps, Becky and Cork Bush, Robin and Sidney Lantz, Luann and Tony Barsotti, Sara Philipps, and Tim Philipps; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 3 great, great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sons, Michael D. and David A. Philipps; Grandson, Anthony Barsotti; brothers, Thomas E. Philipps and Samuel D. Philipps; and sisters, Wilma Hughes, and Mary Villars. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 P.M. on Tuesday at the McPEEK-HOEKSTRA FUNERAL HOME, 133 S. Prospect St., in Granville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Licking County Veterans Alliance, Licking County Veterans Alliance P.O. Box 854 Newark, OH 43058-0854. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcpeekhoekstra.com .
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