Eric Wayne Phillips Sr., age 51, of Ingleside, died unexpectedly, Friday, October 19, 2018 in Antioch. He was born October 14, 1967 in Chicago to Esther Phillips.
Eric was a down to earth kind of guy who enjoyed muscle cars, heavy metal music, movies, and most of all his family. He has a passion for muscle cars, especially his beautiful blue ‘67 Oldsmobile Cutlass. Eric’s favorite band was Mötley Crüe, a couple of years ago, his son, Eric Jr. made sure his dad finally saw them in concert on their farewell tour. He liked to watch all the old gangster movies, like Deuces Wild, Goodfellas, Casino, his favorite movie was The Warriors which he watched multiple times. Eric also enjoyed the classic comedy shows, The Honeymooners and The Marx Brothers. Above all, Eric loved his sons to the moon and back. They were his pride and joy, his biggest accomplishment. Eric was a loving father, caring son, and friend to many, who will be deeply missed by all.
Left behind to cherish his memory is his two sons, Eric Jr. “Snypa” (Katie Ambrose) Phillips, Ricky “Rick G” (Heather) Phillips; his mother and father, Esther and Richard Gerharz; his uncle and best friend, Mark Gerharz; two uncles, Lenard Phillips, Michael Phillips; and too many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Eric was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Shirley Woodruff, and his paternal grandparents, Virginia “Yia Yai” and Richard Gerharz.
Friends and neighbors may gather from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 N. Rosedale Court, Round Lake, IL 60073.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be greatly appreciated.
For information, please call the funeral home at 847-546-3300, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for Eric’s family.