After fighting a valiant battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma for 10 years, Brent "Phil" McGill died peacefully at Athens Regional Medical Center. He was an amazing optimist and always looked positively at every situation. With his indomitable spirit, he taught others how to live life to the fullest.
Phil graduated with honors from Athens Academy in 2003 and cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2011 as a Chi Phi Fraternity member. He enjoyed poker, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his parents, Nancy McGill and Paul and Lynne McGill; his brother, Don, and his wife, Jenine; and sister, Jennifer, and her husband, Lynn. He is also the proud "Uncle B" of Molly, Sara, and Jack.
The family would like to thank all of Phil's friends and family who comforted him through his journey here on earth.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in memory of Brent "Phil" McGill to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Georgia Chapter, 3715 Northside Pkwy., Bldg. 400 Northcreek, Ste. 300, Atlanta, GA 30327.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, at the First United Methodist Church's South Campus (4741 Carey Station Road, Greensboro) with Dr. Jay Hodges officiating.
Visitation will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the church.
McCommons Funeral Home, 109 West Broad Street, Greensboro, is in charge of the arrangements.
Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Apr. 9, 2013