Samuel Ellis Phillips, age 77, was born November 20, 1939, the son of the late Samuel Cage and Nancy Jane Jones Phillips. He passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 at his home.
On June 4, 1999 he united in marriage with Sandra Elizabeth Sutt Phillips who survives.
He is preceded in death by his first wifeNettie Florence Matthews Phillips who passed away December 17, 1996.
To this union six children surviveDavid Lee (Karen) Phillips,
Denver Dwayne (Rhoda) Phillips, Marty Tate (Becky) Phillips, Tammie Florence (Billy) Gregory, Jeff Allen (Ashley) Phillips and Kristy Lynette (Cass) Gregory.
Also surviving is his sisterHazel Jones; 23 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren, with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends to mourn his passing.
He is preceded in death by a grandson and two great-grandchildren and his siblingsClara Phillips Jones, Lori Phillips Kendrick, Zona Phillips, France, Obie and Ovie Phillips; and half siblingsEffie, Cletus, Thomas, Bernice and Patty Phillips.
He was a retired Coal Miner with Blue Diamond Coal Company.
In 1958 he accepted Christ as his Savior and became a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church where he remained faithful as long as his health allowed.
Funeral services were held at Cedar Grove Baptist Church on
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. with Bro. Lucas Phillips
officiating. Burial was in the Corder Cemetery.
Hickey and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on October 31, 2017