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1942 Roger 2020

Roger Phillips

November 9, 1942 — November 26, 2020

Bear Creek

Roger Lee Phillips, 78, of Bear Creek, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at his home. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Fair Promise U.M.C.  with Rev. Tom Halberg presiding. The viewing room at Joyce-Brady Chapel will be open on Saturday from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm for those wishing to pay their respects.

Roger was born in Chatham County on November 9, 1942 to Dabney Mack Phillips and Mamie Lambert Phillips, who preceded him in death. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard and was a lifelong dairy farmer. Roger was a faithful member of Fair Promise U.M.C. where he taught Sunday School for many years. He loved playing bluegrass and gospel music on his guitar with his musician friends and tinkering with his antique John Deere tractors.

He is survived by his brother, Roland M. Phillips (Carolyn); niece, Angela Hughes (Chris); nephew, Mack Phillips (Alyce); great-nieces, Cameron Hughes, Taylor Hughes and Janie Mack Phillips; great-nephews, Jackson Hughes and Murphy Phillips, all of Bear Creek and a host of family and friends.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Fair Promise U.M.C., c/o Carmen Hussey, 372 N. Howard Mill Rd., Robbins, NC 27325.

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Joyce-Brady Chapel is honored to serve the Phillips Family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Fair Promise United Methodist Church

192 Glendon Carthage Rd, Goldston, NC 27252

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