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1932 David 2021

David Russell Phillips

September 16, 1932 — December 9, 2021

Oakland, Tennessee

David Russell Phillips, age 89, resident of Oakland, Tennessee and husband of the late Juna T. Phillips, departed this life Thursday afternoon, December 9, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett, Tennessee.

David was born September 16, 1932 in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of the late Charles E. Phillips and Gladys Russell Phillips. He received his education in El Paso, Texas and was a former resident of Memphis, Tennessee, Silver City, New Mexico, El Paso, Texas and Gallaway, Tennessee before moving to Oakland. David enjoyed going to church and was a member of Hickory Withe Presbyterian Church. He was employed as a retail clerk and greeter at Wal-Mart for 23 years and enjoyed helping others and flying in airplanes.

Mr. Phillips is survived by his “brother in Christ”, Kevin Grimes and numerous cousins. He is also survived by his Hickory Withe Presbyterian Church family.

Funeral Services for Mr. Phillips were held at 12 noon Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Hickory Withe Presbyterian Church in Eads, Tennessee with Bro. Doug Barcroft, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Kevin Grimes, Roger Ray, Greg Hight, Jason Stimmel, Everett Thomas and Steve Stanford. Honorary pallbearers included Arthur Stanford.

The family requests that memorials be directed to The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 4350 Westmont Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217, Hickory Withe Presbyterian Church, 2420 Donelson Drive, Eads, TN 38028 or Forever Young Senior Veterans, 185 S. Center Street #110, Collierville, TN 38017.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hickory Withe Presbyterian Church

2420 Donelson Drive, Hickory Withe, TN 38028

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hickory Withe Presbyterian Church

2420 Donelson Drive, Hickory Withe, TN 38028

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