Charles David Phillips Sr., 81, of Fleming, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at home surrounded by his family.
He lived in Fleming all his life and graduated from Bradwell Institute in 1957. He is a lifetime member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Men's Group, enjoyed playing music for all the area nursing homes, and was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener.
Survivors are his wife of 54 years, Brenda Clark Phillips; his children, Brendette Phillips Miles and John of Lilesville, N.C., Linda Phillips Parks and Glenn of Shreveport, La., Charles David Phillips Jr. and Cynthia of Riceboro and Fred Emory Phillips and Sherri of Midway; brother, Walter Herman Phillips Sr. of Kibbie, Ga.; brother-in-law, Emory S. Clark of Savannah; sister-in-law, Ernestine Phillips of Fleming; grandchildren, Hope Miles Shaver and Michael, Faith Miles Faircloth and Brad, Charles Clinton Floyd and Kylie Ann Phillips; great-grandchildren, Mick Shaver, Racheal Shaver, Lee Shaver and Amy Faircloth; step-grandchildren, Justin Flowers, Austin Flowers and Adam Tomlinson; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church with a funeral service at 2 with the Rev. Ricky Rushing, the Rev. John Ryan, and Chap. Stephen Lee officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Emory Phillips Jr., Philip McCallar, Louis Smith, Michael Coley, Tommy Beasley and Alan Proman. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Browning, Charles Smith, members of the Class of 1956-57 of the Bradwell Institute, Lenard Crosby, Willie Smith, Thomas Walthour, Mt. Olivet United Methodist Men's Group, Jimmy Heard, Robert Phillips, DeWayne Phillips, Gary Phillips, Ellis Phillips, Ricky Phillips, Alton Phillips, Lenard Beasley, John Gill, Lawrence Beasley and Jimmy Beasley.
Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of arrangements.