Updated: 6/24/20

Thomas Phillips of Prospect, TN passed away on Tuesday, April 07, 2020 at his residence. He was born on March 31, 1929 in Giles County and was 91 years old.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was a member of Thompson’s Chapel Church that of which he actually helped to build. He enjoyed going to horse races, working out in the yard and garden, and working on his farm and tending to his cattle.

Visitation will be 11:00am until 1:00pm Saturday, June 27th, 2020, at Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home.

The memorial service will follow at 1:00pm in the chapel of Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest P. and Carol Donnie Poarch Phillips ,sons, Thomas Fagon Phillips and Steven Paul Phillips, grandsons, Jackie Rayford Holcomb, Jr. and David Russell Shelton, brothers and sisters, Myrtle Tucker, Walter Phillips, Grace Appleton, William Phillips, Edward Phillips, Mabelean Scott, Mattie Gatlin, Aaron Phillips, Louie Phillips, and Floyd Phillips.

He is survived by his,

Wife of 72 years, Willie Mae Phillips of Prospect, TN

Daughter, Janie (Jackie) Holcomb of Prospect, TN

Daughter, Vickie Phillips of Pulaski, TN

Daughter, Patty (Buddy) Hickman of Goodspring, TN

Son, Kenny (Laura) Phillips of Prospect, TN

Daughter-in-laws, Jill Young Phillips of Paragon, IN and Victoria Canada Phillips of Franklin, IN

16 Grandsons

3 Granddaughters

29 Great grandchildren

Sister, Louise Pierce of Martinsville, IN

Brother, Loyd Phillips of Martinsville, IN

Sister-in-laws, Emily Phillips of Pulaski, TN and Peggy Phillips of Waverly, IN

Several nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors also survive.

Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home and Crematory in charge of arrangements for Thomas Phillips.