David G. Phillips

June 2, 1963 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 60) 60 Years Old

David G. Phillips Obituary

Our Dave, Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, Friend passed away unexpectedly January 28th, 2024.
David George Phillips was born to Edgar and Delores Phillips June 2nd, 1963 in Coos Bay, Oregon. He was the second oldest of five children born to Ed and Delores. David lived his entire life in the Coos Bay area. He attended Marshfield High School, graduated Class of 81’, and attended classes at SWOCC. In 1981, with the help of his best friend Stacey, David started his lifelong career with J & J Stampers/Les Schwab Tires, retiring after 41 years in June of 2023.

Dave’s family lived three blocks from the bay growing up. As a teen/young adult, Dave would take his siblings and friends out on the bay after borrowing his dad’s boat. He spent most of his time fishing and crabbing. You could hear Dave coming from a mile away blasting Van Halen driving too fast in his El Camino. Not as fast as he road his banshee from Boxcar to Spinreel and back just to see how fast he could do it. But pretty close to how fast his ski cut through the water at Ten Mile lake.

Dave met Sherri, the love of his life, in 1988. They were married in August of 1992; they were inseparable. In March of 2000, they welcomed their daughter Shauna to the world. Those 2 were the love of his life. Everything he did, he did for them. Dave held his friends and family very close to him. He’d answer your call unless he was changing a tire and if he said he’d call you back he did it the same day. Dave loved his friends’ company in the form of BBQs, camping, crabbing in the bay to cook it bayside, and trips to the dunes in the Jeep. As the host of all family Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, Dave had the honor of carving every turkey and getting first spot in the dessert line.

Dave never outgrew his love for skiing, he simply started wearing warmer wetsuits and let himself fall less often. Dave raised his daughter right, teaching her how to shift as soon as she could reach the brake and clutch on a banshee. Dave kept up his cardio later in life only in the form of scaling a cliff to reach the perfect fishing hole. Dave knew Jeeps would stay in style and always had one to drive out to the North Spit. If he could combine one or more of his passions, he would cram it into a camping trip near the beach or on the river. Dave dedicated all other free time attending Shauna’s after school events, college cheer performances, and moving her from home to college to Idaho.

David is survived by his wife Sherri and two dogs Obi & Luca, daughter Shauna (Caleb), brother Edgar II (Sue), sisters Ann and her daughter Amy (Aaron), and Valerie (Ken) and her son Logan (Helen).

David is reunited with family and close friends who have passed before him: his Mother and Father, youngest brother Robert Phillips, mother and father-in-law Judie and Joe, both sets of grandparents, family dog Buddy Boy, and his fishing buddy Frank.

A Celebration of Life for Dave will be held Saturday February 17th, 2024 starting at 3:00 PM at Hope Christian Church, 1954 Union Ave, North Bend, Oregon. This celebration will continue at Bastendorff Beach around dusk.

Cremation rites have been held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory with inurnment in the family plot at Sunset Memorial Park, Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.

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Celebration of Life
February 17, 2024

3:00 PM
Hope Christian Church (Oregon, Bastendorff Beach)


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