Jimmy Phillips, age 81, of the Dawnville community, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family.
Jimmy listed “work” as his hobby in his high school yearbook. He stayed true to that his entire life. His hard work instilled great work ethic to his children and grandchildren. His wisdom and creativity truly made him a hero not only to his family but to many others. He had a servant’s heart and was always willing to lend help and knowledge to anyone in need.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Esther Phillips; brother, Billy Phillips; and brothers-in-law, Bill Raines and David Smith.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Jean Phillips; daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Les Cole of Macon, Regina and Tony Bramblett of Dalton, Julie and Philip Hare of Calhoun; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Karen Phillips of Dalton, Greg and Leslie Phillips of Dalton, Bruce and Leigh Phillips of Dalton; sisters, Catherine Smith of Black Mountain, N.C., Barbara Raines of Dalton; sister-in-law, Sadie Phillips of Loganville; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be Thursday, May 21, at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, with Rev. Jimmy Dixon, Rev. David Eaton, and Rev. Walter Hare officiating.
The family will receive friends at Julian Peeples Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 20, from 5-8 p.m.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions can be made in his memory to Macedonia Baptist Church.
Burial will be at Dawnrest Cemetery.
You may leave the family a message at www.julianpeeples.com.
Funeral arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Dalton. For more information, call (706) 259-7455.