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Jimmy Russell Phillips Sr.


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Jimmy Russell Phillips, Sr.

Memphis, TN

Jimmy Russell Phillips, Sr., 80, passed away on July 6, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Angielyn Sanders Phillips, his children, Ami Phillips Kelley (Mark), Juli Phillips Sharp (Andy) and Rusty (Wendy); seven grandchildren, Lauren Kelley Meewes (Brian), Emily Kelley Arrowood (Josh), Phillip Kelley, Kaitlyn Phillips Gallagher (Jake), Anna Leigh Phillips, Rachel Phillips, and Jeanne Clayre Sharp, and six great-grandchildren, Ella Grace and Kellen Meewes, Ava and Lillian Arrowood, and Georgia and Porter Gallagher, as well as his two sisters, Lorene Webb and Vancine Jones, and a niece and numerous nephews.

He was born in Eastman, Georgia in 1936, attended school in Savannah, Georgia and worked for over fifty years for Great Dane Trailers, starting as a secretary and rising to the position of Vice President of Manufacturing. He came out of retirement twice to manage Great Dane's plant in Greenville, Mississippi.

His life will be celebrated on Saturday, July 8, at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Germantown Presbyterian Church, Germantown, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the or an organization of the donor's choosing.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on July 7, 2017
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