OBITUARY

Lynn B Phillips

October 10, 1930November 4, 2019

Lynn Blaine Phillips, 89 of Pinellas Park died Nov. 4, 2019 in St Petersburg, Fla.

Lynn was born in Batavia, N.Y. on Oct. 10, 1930, to Deane Phillips and Helen Burt Phillips. He served in the 11th Airborne Division during the Korean War. Afterward, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Attleboro, Mass., and in Pinellas Park, Fla., before retiring in 1992.

Lynn is predeceased by his beloved wife, Jessimine, and his parents, and his sisters Joyce and Donna.

He is survived by his beloved sister Clara Kennedy of Largo, and his Aunt Ruth Smith of Rochester, NY and many nieces and nephews.

Lynn Attended Grace Gospel Chapel in St Petersburg.

He was a beloved member of his neighborhood, church, family and large extended family. Lynn was kind, thoughtful, devout and had the kind of sweet demeanor that made everyone happy to see him.

A funeral and celebration of his life will be held Thursday Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. at Serenity Gardens, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo.

Condolences may be offered at www.serenityfuneralhomelargo.com.

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 7, 2019

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Laurie Smith

November 14, 2019

I am writing on behalf of my Mom (Lynn's Aunt), Ruthie Burt Smith, age 97. She was very saddened to hear of Lynn's passing. They practically grew up together as she was only 8 years his senior.

She remembers great times on her parents' 100 acre farm with Lynn - riding horses, deer hunting in the back woods (yes, my Mom was good with a rifle, probably still is), along with many extended family gatherings where good food, great stories, and much love was shared.

Lynn always stayed in touch across the miles, calling my Mom frequently from Florida to New York to check on her and reminisce about the good old days. Lynn was a classy gentleman, always caring about others and his little dog(s) over the years.

I am so glad Mom and I were able to visit Lynn, Clara, Don, and their family in 2010 when we ventured by plane to Florida, a trip my Mom will never forget.

Our hearts go out to Clara and Don, who have been looking after Lynn for some time. We all have our wonderful memories. I am so grateful to be a member of this family.

Hugs to you all,
Laurie Ann Smith
my Mom, Ruthie Burt Smith
and my brother, Craig Daniel Smith

The photo below depicts Lynn and his siblings, along with my Mom and her Mom (left to right): Clara, Helen Corinne (Ruthie's Mom), Lynn, Ruthie, Joyce, and Donna.

Don & Clara Kennedy

November 6, 2019

Lynn was Clara’s brother. He was a kind and gentle person who was very attached to his family even though he and Jessie had no children. He built models as a boy and never lost his love for model railroads and lighthouses. He had a large railroad track with all the switches and side tracks and paraphernalia in his garage. He had an extensive collection of famous lighthouses in his front room.
He retired from the Pinellas Park Post Office early in 1992 to take care of his wife, who suffered from dementia in her 60’s. He lost Jessie in 1999, and lived alone until 3 months before he passed away when he moved in with us.
Lynn had countless nieces and nephews that he took care of whenever there was a birthday, graduation, or any special occasion.
He was a devout Christian and will be sorely missed by all of us.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY