Eugene Gwyn Phillips Jr.

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Eugene Gwyn Phillips Jr. of Elkin went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 20, 2014 surrounded by his loving family at the Joan & Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. Mr. Phillips was born on May 23, 1928 to the late Eugene Gwyn Phillips Sr. and Mary Darnell Phillips. Mr. Phillips was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was also a loving Christian and had a great love for the Lord. He was always eager to help others and to share his faith. He enjoyed fishing and playing checkers.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by three sisters, Virginia Crouse, Dorothy Dunn and Mary Norman.

Mr. Phillips leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Ruth Reece Phillips of the home; children, Keith Phillips and wife Pat of Elkin, Peggy Phillips Carter and husband Gary of Jonesville; grandchildren, Melissa Cato and husband Douglas; Nikki Johnson and husband Chas; great grandchildren, Sydney Johnson, Jacob Johnson; and several loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00p.m., Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Johnson Funeral Home led by Rev. Gayle Stoker and Rev. Tommy Conley. Burial will follow the service at Crestwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.

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Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Phillips family.

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Johnson Funeral Home
615 W Main St Elkin, NC 28621
(336) 835-3211
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Published in The Tribune from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2014