Phillip Karl "Phil" Garver

Birth Date: 
Monday, December 30, 1940
Date of Passing: 
Friday, January 4, 2019

Wooster – Phillip Karl “Phil” Garver, 78 of Wooster passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Akron City Hospital.

He was born December 30, 1940 in Lodi, the son of Paul and Pearl Irene Massie Garver.  He married Beverly “Jeanne” Messner on February 4, 1961.  She survives.

He had worked at the Wooster Brush Company as a supervisor in the Quality Dept.  Phil was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ.  He enjoyed watching his grandson play sports, baseball, golf and fishing.  He was also a member of the Wooster Police Reserves.

He proudly served his country as a member of the Army National Guard.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Stephanie (Rodney) Sigler of Wadsworth and Mitch Garver of Wooster; a grandson, Ben Sigler and a nephew Bill Garver of Wooster.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Paul and Gary Garver.

There will be no calling hours.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with the Rev. Dr. Kevan Franklin officiating.  Inurnment will take place in the spring at the Wooster Cemetery.

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Memorial service on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the funeral home


I'm so sorry to hear of Phil's passing. With love and prayers as you go thru this difficult time. The Lord give you peace.

Phil was my next door neighbor for many years. A great friend and neighbor and willing to help any time. My sincere condolences to Jean, Steph and Mitch. Heartache will be replaced with memories which will never be forgotten.

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will forever be thankful to Phil for getting me a job at the Brush to help me through college. I still today will only buy Wooster Brush brushes.

So sorry to hear of Phil's passing. Will never forget him saying well you hit the ball just too high. RIP Coach Phil.

So sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of him helping with the softball team each year while Steph was playing and Pitching for the Lady Titans Softball Team. Rest In Peace Coach Phil.

Jeanne so sorry hear about your husband you will be in are prayers .

I worked with Phil many years at the Wooster Brush, was a great guy and my deepest sympathy to the Family.

Very sorry for the passing of Phil, he was a good man, and well respected at The Wooster Brush.

We were so sorry to hear about Phil. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Steph, Jeanne and Mitch...You are in my prayers for peace as you go through the grieving of this wonderful man. I have such fond memories of softball seasons. He was always there to catch for Steph and help where he could. It was so apparent that he was very dedicated to his family. My heart breaks for your loss and my soul rejoices that he is with our Lord and Savior with no more pain. With love and prayers.

My most sincere LOVE, PRAYERS & CONDOLENCES to all of you at this time in the loss of this GREAT MAN, Phil.
Think positively: PHIL IS AT REST,
Mitch it was great getting to know him when I helped you at the Workshop, buddy.

Dear Jeanne and Family,

We were sorry to read of Phil's passing. You have our sincere sympathy and are in our thoughts and prayers.

We have many fond memories of our Triway years.

Sincerely, Jim and Liz Braun

So sorry to hear of Phil's passing. We went to school together from Chester to Northwestern. I remember him as a
quiet nice guy. Prayers for his wife and family.

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