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Irvine Phillips, Jr.

August 11, 1978 — February 16, 2023

Irvine William Phillips, Jr., of Hubbard, Ohio, unexpectedly passed away at home on Thursday, February 16, 2023, from natural causes. He was 44.

Irvine was born August 11, 1978, in Sharon, Pennsylvania, a son to Irvine William Phillips, Sr. & Nettie E. (Custer) Phillips.

He graduated in 1998 from Brookfield High School and also attended TCTC, where he studied Hotel, Motel, and Hospitality.

He was a member of the Central Christian Church and had worked at Industrial Air Control Inc., both in Hubbard.

In his spare time, Irvine was known as a “Hulk-a-Maniac”, being a big fan of the WWF and WWE. It goes without saying that his favorite wrestler was Hulk Hogan. He followed the Hulk and the sport religiously. He knew all the wrestlers’ names, moves, stats, etc. In addition, he was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He also loved Elvis Presley. Irvine was a good man who will be truly missed.

Survivors include: his wife, Jessica Lee (Cain) Phillips, whom he married July 21, 2005; his step-daughter, Elizabeth Desirae Ayers, of Sharon; his special grandson, George Rhett Shields; his siblings, William R. (Elizabeth) Custer, of Masury, Ohio, James I. (Annamarie) Phillips, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, and Shirley J. (Matthew) Christy, of Hubbard; and his many nieces and nephews, as well as great ones too.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandparents, William & Della Phillips and Russell & Dorothy Custer.

A Memorial Service to honor Irvine will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, in the home of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, located at 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at

Coordination of this tribute for Irvine was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director. (330-509-3135)

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