John E. Phillips of Cambridge passed away on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021 at the Dimples Manor Assisting Living in Cambridge. He was born in Milford on May 20, 1945 and was a son of the late Layton and Emily Edgeinton Phillips.

 Mr. Phillips graduated from Seaford High School class of 1963. He served in U.S. Navy during Vietnam from 1965 to 1969. Mr. Phillips was a boiler maker for many years and was a member of the Baltimore Boiler Makers Union. Later, he and his brother Jimmy started a site work business. Mr. Phillips was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He enjoyed fishing and his dog Jack.

 He is survived by a son, Barrett Phillips of Austin, Texas; three siblings, Martin “Jimmy” Phillips and wife Laura of Naples, FL, Frank Phillips and wife Sharon of Centreville, Md., and Mary Lou Stone and husband Mike of Cambridge; and several nieces and nephews. 

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021 at Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge with Pastor Wayne Stone officiating. Interment followed at the Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Coastal Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.