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Thomas "Rattler" Phillips of Devonia, TN

October 9, 1934 ~ October 28, 2020 (age 86)

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Obituary

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.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
October 31, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Schubert Funeral Home/Wartburg
1318 Knoxville Hwy
Wartburg, TN 37887

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 31, 2020

1:00 PM
Schubert Funeral Home/Wartburg
1318 Knoxville Hwy
Wartburg, TN 37887

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
October 31, 2020

Phillips Cemetery
9999 New River Highway
New River, TN 37840

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