April 21, 1933 - September 8, 2020
Jerry Campbell Phillips, 87, of Graceville, Florida passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Hill View Assisted Living of natural causes. Jerry was born in Graceville on April 21, 1933 to the late Bessie Robinson and Walter Phillips. He graduated from Poplar Springs High School in 1951 and later joined the U.S. Air Force. He served his country in Florida, Georgia,Texas, Wyoming, Illinois, and Greenland. He later worked for Gulf Life Insurance Company, Barnett Bank, and retired in 1998 as a Vice-President of The Phillips Group. He was a longtime member of Pleasant Grove Methodist Church. He was always a hard worker who was honest, fair, and resourceful. He was known for always doing and saying the right thing and being very generous with his time and talents. He was a wonderful cook and served many meals to his family and friends, both at home and at church. Nobody made better biscuits than he did. He loved his family and friends unconditionally. His love of the outdoors was evident in the time he spent gardening, fishing, and playing golf. He is survived by his “Honey” of 50 years Marilinda M. Phillips; three sons Gary (Linda) Phillips of Kathleen, GA, Bruce (Pam) Thornberry of Sterling, VA, Tim (Monica) Phillips of Lynn Haven, FL, one daughter Linda T. (Wally) Bradley of St. Augustine, FL; one sister Charlene (Ralph) Howell of Graceville, FL. He was the beloved grandfather of eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his two brothers, Charles and James Phillips. A graveside service with military honors was held Friday, Sept. 11 at the Marvin Chapel Cemetery in Graceville with Bro. Larry Newton officiating. The family would like to thank the staff of Hill View Assisted Living, Emerald Coast Hospice, and Dr. John Byrd for the exceptional love and care that was given to our dad and PaPa. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all of us. Anyone wishing to make a memorial donation in his name is asked to consider donating to Emerald Coast Hospice in Chipley, FL or Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Slocomb, AL.
Jerry Campbell Phillips, 87, of Graceville, Florida passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Hill View Assisted Living of natural causes. Jerry was born in Graceville on April 21, 1933 to the late Bessie Robinson and Walter Phillips. He graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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