Charles Ray Phillips, 24, passed away July 29, 2014.
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He was the son of Cindy and Hobert Phillips of Wartburg and biological father, Clayton Welda, of Lenoir City.
Ray was born on Aug. 26, 1989, at Oak Ridge Hospital. He graduated from Wartburg High School in 2008 then became employed with Odom Construction where he was a hanger and framer then became a foreman.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hobert and Maxine Phillips of New River; great-grandparents, Clate and Ernie Lowe, of Smoky Junction, and Carl and Louise Phillips, of New River; uncles, Mickey Phillips, Tommy Lowe, Jackie Lowe, Roger Hinkle, Roy Lee Phillips, Frank Phillips and Wilbert Phillips; aunts, Oramae Patterson and Betty Waite; and cousins, Buddy Carroll and Ronnie Hinkle.
He is survived along with his parents by his fiancŽe Alice and her children, Olivia, Timmy and Jake; brothers, Clayton Ray Jr. and wife, Anna England Phillips, of Wartburg, and Brandon and wife, Emily Welda, of Lenoir City; sisters, Shayann, Kaylee and Candy Phillips and Ashley Blanco all of Wartburg; grandparents, Bertha and Charles Homer Phillips of Wartburg (who Charles Ray was named after) and Ruth and Larry Welda of Lenoir City; uncles, Michael Phillips, Larry Welda, Ronnie Hinkle, Byrd Phillips, Lacy Lowe, F.C. Phillips, Sherman Phillips and Joe Lowe; aunts, Penny Carroll, Carolyn Weldon, Suzanne Carroll, Angie Welda, Janice Hinkle and Bernice Hinkle; several nieces, nephews, cousins, great-uncles and great-aunts and many, many friends.
Ray loved to hunt, fish, camp, go gensinging, and travel with his work company. He loved to spend time with his nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters, grandparents and all his family. He was a young, loving, caring son and great-grandson, loving brother and uncle. He will be greatly and deeply missed by all family and friends.
The family received friends Aug. 5 from 5-7 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services followed at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Jimmy Dean Byrge officiating. Graveside services are Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. in Rock Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Briceville.
Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg is in charge of arrangements.
Schubert Funeral Home
1318 Knoxville Highway Wartburg, TN 37887
Published in Morgan County News from Aug. 6 to Aug. 12, 2014