William Kenneth "Summer Blond" Phillips

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Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Rainbow Memorial Gardens for William Kenneth "Summer Blond" Phillips, 72, Rainbow City, who passed away peacefully at his home on July 25, 2014. Greg Jacobs will officiate. Morgan Funeral Chapel and Crematory directing.
Kenneth was born August 17, 1941, in Cleveland, Tenn., to Leeta and Dale Phillips. He was of the Baptist faith and was a retired millwright at Goodyear Tire with 35 years of service and was also owner of Kenneth Phillips Racing (KPR). Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Leeta and Dale Phillips; and brother, Gary Phillips.
Survivors: wife, Linda Phillips, Rainbow City; son, Shane Phillips, Southside; aunt, Jeannie Hurst, Jamestown, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Rita Phillips; niece, Sandy Jacobs Phillips; great-niece, Dallas.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the .
Pallbearers: Terry Brown, Joey Bishop, Jason "Flip" Wood, David Rowland, Richard Robertson, Terry Gibbs and Larry Sandlin.
Honorary pallbearers: Larry Wester, Bill Edwards, Butch Mitchell and Chuck Vaughn.
The family wishes to thank his many friends and family for their care and concern during his illness. Also, special thanks to his caregivers, Amedisys Hospice, Randy, Jay and Kerri.
Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Morgan Funeral Chapel.
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Morgan Funeral Chapel & Crematory
625 Gilbert Ferry Rd SE
Attalla, AL 35954
(256) 538-7834
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Published in The Gadsden Times on July 26, 2014
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