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Mark Charles Phillips, age 55, formerly of Saranac, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 14, 2022 in Largo, Florida.

The son of Gary Duane & Jackie Lynn (Vosburg) Phillips, he was born on November 23, 1966 in Grand Rapids and attended Saranac Community Schools.  Mechanically gifted from an early age, Mark worked as a small engine and motorcycle mechanic.  An avid fisherman, Mark enjoyed the outdoors and wintering in Florida.

Surviving are his parents, Gary & Jackie Phillips of Greenville; two sons, Charles Fetterhoff and Nicholas Phillips;  four grandchildren, Lilee Fetterhoff, Cole Phillips, Isaiah Phillips, and Nevaeh Phillips;  two sisters, Melanie Hansen of Greenville, and Kelly & Mark Chiarello of Juno Beach, Florida;  three nieces, Alyssa Stirling, Deanna Johnson, and Angelina Chiarello;  two nephews, Anthony Chiarello and Atticus  Chiarello;  a great-niece and two great-nephews, Nova Stirling, Harrison Stirling, and Lennon Lewis;  uncles and aunts, Roger Phillips, Pat & Steve Moore, Mike & Dawn Phillips, LuAnn Ferris, Bill & Jane Phillips, Verle & Jerry Sharp, and Bert Vosburg;  and several cousins.

Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Greenville Bible Methodist Church, 929 E. Greenbrier Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.  The Rev. Steven Bills and the Rev. Joseph Smith will officiate and committal services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday at Easton Township Cemetery.

Envelopes for memorial contributions to Have Mercy will be available at the church.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Mark’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Patti on April 22, 2022 at 11:04 am

    I’m so sad ur gone .the boys no longer have a dad. And the grandkids lost thier grandfather. Life hasn’t always been the greatest. But now I hope you r finally happy and at peace love ya

  2. Kathleen Rossin on April 22, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Gary and Jackie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved still so young is difficult so I pray that the Lord will comfort you all . HE is faithful and promises to be with us through all times…good and bad.

  3. Susan Boulter on May 2, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    Jackie and Gary,
    So sorry for you and your family. We hope his memories live on with you as beautiful reminders of his life.
    God bless!
    Susan Boulter & Dori Davis

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