Rozzell "Roscoe" "Rozz" Allen Phillips, 56, of East Ridge, TN, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, after a long battle with cancer.
Rozzell was born June 3, 1963, in Chattanooga, TN, living in the East Lake area of the city most of his life. He attended Kirkman Technical High School.
Rozzell loved Tennessee Volunteers Football, spending time with his wife and daughter, fishing, and listening to music. He was a security officer for Walden Security, working at the Chattanooga State Office Building until 2016. He previously worked for Southern Foundry Supply, Inc.
He was loving, kind, and a pillar of strength and support for his wife and daughter. He was quick to show love to his family and friends, and a generous helping hand to his community. He was known to many as their "lawn mower man," through his love for tackling small engine repair.
Rozzell was preceded in death by his father, Coy Laverne Phillips, mother, Margie LeeAnn Varner Phillips, sister, Robin Diane Phillips Beard, brothers, Terry Lee Phillips, and Jon Randall Phillips, Sr., father-in-law, Russell "Junior" Frady, Jr., and brother-in-law, James "Jim" Gallant.
Survivors include his wife of over 32 years, Shirley Jean Frady Phillips, of East Ridge, TN, and daughter, Heather Nicole Phillips, of East Ridge, TN, uncle, Jess (Peggy) Varner, mother-in-law, Hazel Frady, sisters-in-law, Vicky Gallant, Margie (Tony) Clark, Dawn Perry, and Jennifer Phillips, brother-in-law, Jerry "Bubba" (Tina) Frady, Sr., nephews, Jason, Daniel (Pamela), Bud (Keasha), Jordon, Sebastian, Rusty (Aurea), and Michael, nieces, Hollie, Cheyenne, Savannah, Jubileigh, Peyton, Annafaye, Skyler, Erika, Ella, Jessica, Tonya, Misty (Bobby), Hannah, Jennifer, and Stephanie, as well as many other family members and cousins, friends, and loved ones.
His wife and daughter are forever grateful to so many family and friends, but two members in particular. To his thoughtful nephew, Reverend Daniel Beard, Pastor of Action Church in East Ridge, whose responsibility, support, generosity, and integrity should be an example to everyone. And to his dear friend Arthur Sisk, who provided laughs and warmth for Rozz through his fight, a kinship through similar health battles, and has extended support beyond measure at the most difficult of times. With a special thanks to Bradley Wilkey, Hank Williams, and the Cabela's Fort Oglethorpe family.
Exemplary care was provided by Dr. Robert M. Graham, MD, at EMG Oncology and Hematology, EMG Pallative Care, and East Radiation Oncology through Erlanger Health System, as well as Parkridge Health System and Hospice of Chattanooga.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 3 p.m, at Action Church in East Ridge, located at 707 S. Germantown Road, Chattanooga, TN 37412, with Arthur Sisk officiating.
Arrangements are entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 1724 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37404, 423-265-4414.
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