A.T. Phillips, Jr. age 80, of Rome passed away on Friday night, August 31st, 2012 at his residence.
A native of Gordon County Georgia, Mr. Phillips was born on September 5th, 1931, the son of the late Andrew T. and Myrtle Phillips. He attended Oostanaula School and was a Korean War veteran having served in the United States Navy. Mr. Phillips had been a resident of Rome for 55 years and was a founding member and Deacon of the Rome Church of Christ. Prior to his retirement in 1996 he was associated with Inland of Rome for 39 years. A.T. served as President of Local #804 and as President of the Pipefitters Local. He loved his grandchildren, fishing and gardening. Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Blalock and by a brother, Max Phillips.
Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Holcomb Phillips to whom he was married on September 21st, 1957; a daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Randy Lacey of Cave Spring, Georgia; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeffrey Phillips of Rome and Gary and Lynna Phillips of Rome; 2 grandchildren, Sidney and Reese Lacey; 2 sisters, Virginia Brown of Calhoun, Ga. and Patsy Crump (J.C.) of Sumpter, South Carolina; 2 brothers, Richard Phillips (Kathryn) of Rome and Tom Phillips (Pauline) of Rome. Nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for A.T. Phillips, Jr. will be held on Tuesday afternoon, September 4th, 2012 at 3 o'clock at The Rome Church of Christ with Minster Steve Rogers and Minister David O'Connell officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot of Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Phillips will remain at Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel where the family will receive friends on Monday afternoon from 3:30 pm until 5:30 pm. At other hour they will be at the residence.
The following will serve as active pallbearers, Roger Kirby, Tommy Callan, Doug Gresham, Ron Dasher, Larry Tucker and Vic Tinney. Linden Pierce will serve as an honorary pallbearer.
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Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family of A.T. Phillips, Jr.