Mark D. Phillippe, 70 of Scottsboro, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Highlands Medical Center, surrounded by his family following a lengthy illness with cancer.

He was born on June 30, 1948 in Robinson, Illinois, the son of Gilbert and Genelle Phillippe.

Mark married Marcia Schaefer on Dec. 22, 1970, and she survives him. He is also survived by his children and their spouses, Jason and Haley Phillippe of Huntsville and their children, Kaitlyn and Jacob and John and Annie Phillippe of Port Clinton, Ohio and their children, James, Alice and baby due in October.

Also surviving is his sister, Gwen (Mike) Snyder of Columbia, Illinois; mother-in-law, Nan Schaefer; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law that he considered his best friends, Vickie and Tom McDonald, Cathy and Howard Harris and Michael and Lisa Schaefer and also several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Lloyd Schaefer.

The family will have a Celebration of Life in Illinois on June 22, 2019.