Joe Coleman Phillips
1938 - 2020
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Joe Coleman Phillips

Pensacola - After a short struggle with various health issues, Joe Coleman Phillips, 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 14, 2020, surrounded by his family.

Joe was born on June 10, 1938, in Flomaton, AL, to Vernon and Elsie Phillips. A longtime resident of Pensacola, Joe graduated from Pensacola High School in 1956, and then Florida State University in 1960. He proudly served in the US Navy for 14 years (active duty and reserve) and was then honorably discharged with the rank of Commander. Joe and his twin brother, Jack owned the accounting firm, Phillips & Phillips Business Management Systems, from 1969 to 2003.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Pensacola, serving his church faithfully for 50 years. He served as a deacon, greeter, member of the Banking Committee, and was active in the BYKOTA Sunday School Class.

Joe loved visiting his cabin in the North Carolina Mountains, enjoyed travelling, spending time with his family, and playing dominoes with his friends, but Joe's greatest love and most meaningful life's accomplishments were his marriage of 57 years, his family, his friendships and his faith.

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Glenda; daughters, Lynda Barrett (Dennis) and Lisa Bloodworth; his grandchildren, Coleman and Emily Bloodworth; his brothers, Jack Phillips (Judy) and William Phillips (Joann); his sister, Dr. Ann Southerland; brother-in-law, John Roy Baird (Nini); and numerous other family members.

Due to current circumstances and concerns with COVID-19, the family will be having private family services. The family appreciates all the love, support, and prayers their many friends have been and continue to do for their entire family during this difficult time. Joe will be laid to rest at Bayview Memorial Park.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the caregivers at Covenant Inpatient Hospice and West Florida Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Covenant Care.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18, 2020.
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November 23, 2020
I loved his big laugh and being able to Kid around with him at the coffee cup. I will sure miss him. Love you guys Nancy
Nancy stafford
November 22, 2020
Glenda, Lisa and Linda,

We were so shocked to hear of Joe’s death. We had not heard that he had been sick. We are so sorry for your loss and know he leaves a big void in your lives. We send our love and prayers to you all.

Patty and Rodney
Patty Taylor
November 21, 2020
Joe and Glenda were good neighbors and a joy to visit in our mountain getaway neighborhood at Whittier, NC.
JP and Cathy Deschenes
November 19, 2020
Joe was a classmate from 7th through 12th grade. The past 20 years our paths would cross quite often at the mall and outdoor concerts and class reunions.
Joe always had time for a good conversation.
John Bracken
John Bracken
November 19, 2020
Glenda thinking of you , Frank & Dona
Frank Cegledy
November 18, 2020
Dear Glenda and Family, John and I send our sincere empathy to all of you for your loss of Joe. You take care of yourselves at this very difficult time, and know that many people keep you in their prayers. With love and sympathy, Carolyn and John Couch
Carolyn Barrett Couch
November 17, 2020
When I think of Joe, I see a good man with a big smile that I considered a friend. The world would be a better place with more men like Joe.
Ronnie Pfeiffer
November 16, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Kenneth Davison
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