Denny Phillips volunteered as an elf when Engage City Church turned the Wayne High School gym into a winter wonderland for terminally ill children. Phillips, a substitute teacher and coach, died Sunday at 39. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Many Huber Heights community members remembered him on social media, pointing to his kindness, humility, frequent smile and devotion to coaching kids, with one calling him “a staple of the community.”
Phillips is survived by his daughter Mikenley and his fiancee, Tammy Hurd-Spencer, among others, according to school officials.
“Denny was also a loved son, brother, uncle and friend,” Basora said. “Denny will be missed by many, including his students and fellow staff members at Huber Heights City Schools.”