Ronald E. Phillips of Allegan (formerly of Otsego) passed away Monday, February 25, 2008 in Kalamazoo. He was born August 22, 1946 in Plainwell the son of Lester and Betty (Burroughs) Phillips. Ron excelled in several sports and won many medals participating in the Special Olympics. His favorites included softball, basketball and bowling. For over 40 years, he was a carry-out and stocker at Harding’s and Village Market in Allegan where he made many friends. At his retirement party in 2008, there were over 100 friends and family there to celebrate with Ron. His father, Lester preceded him in death in 1989. Surviving are his mother, Betty Phillips of Otsego; 5 brothers, Bob (Linda) Phillips of Scottsdale, AZ, twin brother Jim (Judy) Phillips of Kalamazoo, Mike (Linda) Phillips of Allegan, Terry (Gloria) Phillips of Allegan, Tom (Karen) Phillips of Plainwell; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Ron also leaves many friends from work and the community who considered him as family. Friends may meet with his family from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Wednesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held Thursday at 11 AM, Pastor Jim Davis officiating. Interment will be at FortCusterNationalCemetery, Augusta. Memorial gifts can be made to the Sunset House of Allegan.