Posted: Monday, August 30, 2010 1:57 pm
The Messenger, August 30, 2010
Raymond Phillips, 76, of Union City died Aug. 28, 2010, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with Dr. Bobby Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Church Cemetery near Union City.
Friends may call at the funeral home 4-8 this evening.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Whipple, Keith Whipple, Paul Decker, Tim Williams, Phillip Wade, Kevin Wade, Alan Smith, Blake Laws, Bill Thompson, Larry Hicks, Teddy Wilcutt, Allen Shepherd and Chris Burton.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren, members of the Obion County Fair advisory board and members of Troy Western Sun Masonic Lodge No 88.
The family requests that memorials be made to Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church or Obion County Hometown Walk of Hope.
He was born June 9, 1934, in Obion County, son of the late Raymond H. and O’Neil (Weatherly) Phillips. He married the former Gwen Smith Aug. 2, 1953. She survives. He had retired as Obion County Fair manager, where he was employed for 20 years. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder; was a member of the Obion County Fair advisory board; was vice chairman of the Obion County Red Cross; and was a member of Troy Western Sun Masonic Lodge No. 88, Goodwill Shrine Club and Troy Order of Eastern Star.
He was an honorary member of Obion County Rescue Squad and Crewettes and had recently been elected a member of the Obion County Fair Hall of Fame at the mid-August event.
He is also survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Donna and Roland Sutton and Sharon Bruce, all of Union City, and Pam and Dwayne Harris of Murfreesboro; nine grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; his sister and brother-in-law, Ramona and John Wade of Troy; his brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Nancy Phillips of Willowsprings, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Betty Neeley.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.