The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 22, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Nov. 22, 2013


Phillip B. Shrewsbury

MATOAKA — Phillip B. Shrewsbury, 72, of Matoaka, formerly of Covel, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, from an extended illness.

Born on June 29, 1941, at Micajah Ridge in Wyoming County, he was the son of the late Dwight Alden Shrewsbury and Lola White Shrewsbury.

Phillip was a member of the Rock Church in King, N.C., and the Wesleyan Church in Mullens, W.Va. He was a disabled coal miner and member of UMWA, last working at Kitchekan Fuel Corporation. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved hunting, fishing and camping at Smith Mountain Lake.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Glenn Alden Shrewsbury, and one daughter-in-law, Joan Shrewsbury, whom he loved as a daughter.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 54 years, Shirley Vickers Shrewsbury; two sons, Ricky Lee Shrewsbury and wife Gayle of Moneta, Va., and Scotty Shrewsbury and wife Rhesa of Princeton; one daughter, Tina Jewell Fox and husband Ronald of Princeton; one sister, Freida Lusk and husband Roger “Mouse” of Princeton; seven grandchildren, Miranda Jewell Vanderhans and husband Chris of Shady Spring, W.Va., Brittany Jewell Miller and husband Josh of Shady Spring, Michael Shrewsbury and wife Dayna of El Paso, Texas, Johnny Shrewsbury of El Paso, Marcus Fox of Charleston, W.Va., Nicholas and Savannah Shrewsbury of Princeton; two great-grandsons, Joshua and Jeremiah Vanderhans of Shady Spring; son-in-law, Donnie Jewell; “adopted son,” Calvin Smith; and very special friends, Sammy Shrewsbury and Rick and Sue Jenkins. Phillip had a large extended family whom he loved and many, many friends who will really miss him.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2013, at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Roger Lusk officiating. Interment will follow at Glenn Alden Shrewsbury Cemetery, Route 1, Matoaka.

Serving as pallbearers will be David Shrewsbury, Wayne Shrewsbury, Hopie Shrewsbury, Ace Shrewsbury, Milton Ford, Sydney White and Randy White.

Friends may visit at the funeral home from 12 noon until the service hour on Saturday, November 23.

To send the family online condolences or view a video tribute to Mr. Shrewsbury please visit

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