Thomas “Rattler” Phillips, age 86, passed away at his home October 28, 2020. He was born October 9, 1934. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He served his country 4 years in the Air Force. He was a truck driver for many years and drove for many different companies. He was a member of the Fork Mountain Baptist Church in Briceville, and also a member of the Shriners and Mason organizations.
He is preceded in death by his parents, C.W. Phillips and Sylvania Phillips; and son-in-law, Henry Melhorn.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth Phillips; daughter, Reneha Melhorn; sons, Freeman (Dottie) Phillips; grandchildren, Keli, Kayla, Michelle, Amanda, Thomas and Bryson; great grandchildren, Skylar, Lyla, Angie, Jazmine, Brooklyn; brother, George Edward and wife, Ilene Phillips, close friends, Scottie Phillips, Gary “Sleepy” Phillips, Michael Carroll and Gary Burchfield and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
The family will receive friends Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. with the funeral to follow at 1:00 p.m. with Bro. Gary Armes officiating. Interment will follow in the Phillips Cemetery in Briceville.
Schubert Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Thomas “Rattler” Phillips.