Philip Matthew Garber, age 52, a resident of Philippi passed away Monday June 1, 2015 at his residence. He was born May 28, 1963 in Oakland, Ca a son of the late Jay Lee Garber Sr. and Elaine F. (McNamara) Garber who survives in Clement Falls, OR. Phil was united in marriage on December 1, 1989 to Betty (Jones) Garber who also survives at home.
Three step children; Helen Everson of Belington
Tommy Everson and wife Brandy of Belington
Brian Everson of Philippi
Sister; Sharon Sinclair and husband Allen of Barron West Conn.
Brothers; Jay Lee Garber Jr. of Hempstead, TX
Kevin Charles Garber and wife Bonnie of McMinnville, OR
Gregory Garber and wife Debra of Modespa, CA
Jeffrey L. Garber of Base, OH
Dwayne E. Garber of Reno Neveda
Three step grandchildren; Cierra Everson, Isaac Everson, and Coalton Everson
Phil was preceded in death by one sister; Debra Abelmann
He worked as a field sampler for Standard Coal Lab, he served in the US Army.
Phil trained race horses and was an avid golfer and fisherman.
He enjoyed spending time with his buddy, Topanga.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Thursday June 4, from 5-8 pm and on Friday June 5, from 8- 11:30 am the service hour with Rev. Rick Price officiating. Interment will follow in the WV National Cemetery with full military honors being accorded.