Robert Phillips

August 2, 1948 - March 4, 2017

08/02/1948 - 03/04/2017

Past Services

Monday March 06, 2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Tuesday March 07, 2017
11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Tuesday March 07, 2017
12:00 pm
High Ridge Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-6115 | Directions

Robert Phillips, 68 of Shadyside, Ohio died Saturday March 4, 2017 at his home.

He was born August 2, 1948 a son of the late Troy and Dorothy (Penberthy) Phillips in Martins Ferry, Ohio.
Robert was a policeman for the Bellaire Police Department for 29 years.

He also served in the United States Air Force and loved working on the SR-71 Aircraft.

He loved photography and his dog Roxie.

He was married to his wife Beth (Baker) Phillips on June 15, 1985 and shared 32 wonderful years with her.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, his mother in law Margaret Baker of Bellaire, Ohio, his sister, Trudy Solomon of Columbia, SC as well as three sisters in law, Janice (Jerry) Gilli of Lafferty, OH, Verna (Paul) Martin of Neffs, OH and Debbie Branson of Columbus, OH.

In addition he is survived by numerous nieces and nephews as well as several great-nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441, 37th street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906 on Monday March 6, 2017 from 2 until 8 pm.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday March 7, 2017 at 11 am with Pastor Phil Bliss.

Burial will follow at High Ridge Cemetery in Bellaire, Ohio where full military honors will be conferred by the Belmont County Veterans Association.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Bellaire, Ohio by going to “

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Rich Pugh
6 years ago

In high school, Bob was one of my closest friends. He and I tried to play guitars together at Rose Hill playground. I should say he played and I tried. Although I have not seen him much over these past years, I still think of him as family and I did love him as a brother.

Chris Stack
6 years ago

So very sorry for your loss. I will say a prayer for you and your family,

Cheryl D.
6 years ago

My condolences to the family. May “the God of all comfort” provide the strength needed now and in the days ahead. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) By meditating on God’s promises found in the Bible, you can find real hope and strength. (1 Thessalonians 4:13)

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
6 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Robert Phillips, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Robert Phillips, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

6 years ago

Bobert,, I will never be able to express my thanks for loving and taking such good care of my baby sister AND my mom and dad for the last 32 years, despite finding out what a crazy family you were marrying into. You were always there whenever was needed. You always accepted me into your home when I came home to visit and never complained about me crunching my ice (until I recently found out it drove you crazy) lol. You always made me laugh, all of us laugh, and that I will miss for sure. Have fun with Dick and I’m sure your mom, my dad and Ally are glad to see you. You were always the brother I never had. I hope you knew how much I love you and I will miss you terribly.

Chrystal Littleton
6 years ago

One thing I’ll remember is the big hugs Bob would give me every time he would see me

Chrystal Littleton
6 years ago

The one think I will remember about Bob is he was always are sound man for God kids. You will be missed so much

Carolyn and John Schmidli
6 years ago

May the love and care of your closely knit family provide comfort and strength to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences

Don Nippert
6 years ago

I retired from the Belmont County Sheriffs office. I had the pleasure of becoming friends with Bob over the years. He was a good, honest man. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Denise Johnson
6 years ago

Thinking of you Beth. Praying for you.