Willard "Will" Allen Phillips Sr., 81, of Hartsville, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, July 14, of natural causes at his residence.
Will was born in Alamance County, N.C., on March 12, 1932. He graduated from E.M. Holt High School in 1950 and went on to work in management/engineering for several companies, including Western Electric, FMC, Mueller-Brass and P&H Engineering. In 1977 Will moved to the Golden Isles with his family, where he worked as plant manager of Kut Kwick Corporation until he retired in 2005.
Will was married to Wilma Jane Phillips on Sept. 13, 1974; they were married 38 wonderful years. During retirement in 2006 Will and Jane relocated to their vacation home in Hartsville, Tenn., where Jane continues to reside.
Will was very active and enjoyed being outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and raising hunting dogs. In 1985 Will founded Gopher Hill Hunting Club in Brantley County, Ga., where he encouraged members to bring their families and friends to enjoy all the outdoors has to offer.
Will is survived by his wife, Wilma Jane Phillips; sister, Patricia Phillips Bason and husband, Bobby; daughter, Tanya Renee Lewis and husband, Steven; son, Willard Allen Phillips Jr. and wife, Arien; stepsons, David Mark Spivey and wife, Reba, Tommie Allen Spivey and wife, Kathy, Terry Keith Spivey and wife, Belinda; eight grandchildren, Jessica Renee Raynor, Sgt. Stacy Jean Lovins, Madison Taylor Phillips, Tabitha Denise Spivey, Christopher Shane Spivey, Tiffany Renay Spivey, Savannah Spivey and Trae Spivey.
Will is preceded in death by his parents, the late Louis Allen and Bertha King Phillips of Burlington, N.C.
A memorial service will be held Friday, July 26, at 3 p.m. at Brunswick Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Brunswick, Ga. Pastor Joe White of Stable Life Worship Center of Inman, S.C., will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the
and/or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home is serving the family of Willard "Will" Phillips Sr.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.brunswickmemorialpark.com