Edward “Jack” Phillips, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at his residence at the age of 81.
Mr. Phillips was born in Franklin County, Tennessee to the late John Clayton and Emma Pauline Phillips.
Mr. Phillips served his country in the United States Army during Korea and Vietnam as well as the Army National Guard. He went on to work as a machinist with Carrier Technology, where he retired from in 1995.
Mr. Phillips attended Vine Street Church of God and was an avid hunter, particularly of squirrels, rabbits, and raccoons. He also raised and bred beagles for many years.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Phillips is preceded in death by two brothers, Aubrey “Cobb” Phillips, and Wayne Phillips; one sister, Doris Neal; and one son, Randall Phillips.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Doris Benson Phillips; four children, Michael “Eddie” Phillips and his wife Sherry of Gallatin, Karen Phillips Hargrove and her husband Jimmy of Tullahoma, Judy Phillips Evans and her husband Keith of Tullahoma, and Johnny C. Phillips and his wife Grace of Tullahoma; seven grandchildren, Jeremy and his wife Nycole, Justin and his wife Jada, Renia and her husband Cody, Tifini and her husband Josh, Andrea and her husband Jason, Amanda and her husband Andy, and Cruz; five great-grandchildren, Colin, Carter, Riley, Michael, and Hudson; one brother, Ronald Phillips; and three sisters, Era Wilhoit, Lillian Stewart, Linda Hane.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00 pm.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 1:00 pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Bros. Glenn Thomas and Ronnie Holloway officiating.
Burial will follow at New Center Grove Cemetery in Franklin County.
Pallbearers will be Dale Cook, Vertie Keith, Richard Benson, Kelly Cunningham, Joey Phillips, and Josh Baker.