Jack H. Phillips
January 1, 1936 -
August 3, 2018

Visitation

August 5, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Service 

August 6, 2018
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Jack Horace Phillips, age 82, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 2 PM on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Higgins Funeral Home with Pastor Lon Ostrzycki officiating. Burial will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery.

Mr. Phillips was born on January 1, 1936 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Bonnie and Dolly Roden Phillips. He served in the U.S. Army and worked as a Quality Assurance Specialist with Redstone. Jack was an active member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church where played guitar in the church Praise and Worship Band. Mr. Phillips enjoyed playing Southern Gospel and doing mission work locally, building handicap access ramps for his church and community. Jack passed away on August 3, 2018 at Huntsville Hospital, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Linda Henderson Phillips; children, Hurley Kyle Phillips, David (Nina) Phillips, Carrie “Grace” Renea Phillips, and Jonathan Andrew Phillips; grandchildren, Eric, Jared, Ryan and Jack Phillips; a sister, Louise Bryant, and a brother, Harold Phillips. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by a sister, Geraldine Askins; brother, Hurley “Buddy” Phillips; and a nephew, Ronnie Flynt.

Visitation with the family will be from 4 PM until 7 PM on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Jack Horace Phillips.

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16 Comments

  1. Dede Jones

    So sorry for your loss Linda my heart breaks for all of you in my thoughts and prayers i love you. Dede

    Reply
  2. Cheryl Geske

    Linda, I am so sorry for your loss, but Heaven has gained a great Angel. He was a very kind man. I truly am blessed to have known you two.

    Reply
  3. Jimmy & Dana Sartain

    Linda so sorry for your loss. He was always so nice to all he came in contact with. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Reply
  4. W.c. Quick

    Ms Linda so sorry to hear about Mr Jack. Did not hear till Monday afternoon we will keep you and Kyle and David in our prayers.

    Reply
  5. Halbert Taft

    My sympathy goes out to Jack’s family. He was one of my best friends when we were at Blanche High School. I will miss seeing him at our infrequent class reunions.

    Reply
  6. Robert, Rebekah, and Preston Wilkinson

    Jack Phillips was the most gracious person you will ever meet. He loved to play his guitar and sing. He was always laughing and was a very joyous person to be around. He will be greatly missed. We are sending our prayers to Mrs. Linda and family.

    Reply
  7. “Dino” Lerma

    To the family of Jack Phillips: I am so sorry to hear that Jack passed away last Friday. I worked with Jack for many years in the Quality Management Division at REDSTONE . He and I traveled to various locations throughout the country performing audits of major suppliers for the government. He retired before I did and I continued working. It’s unfortunate that we don’t stay in touch after someone leaves the organization.

    I enjoyed working with Jack and the friendship we had. I would like to add my condolences to all of Jack’s family. May God continue to bless each and everyone during this sad time.

    Reply
  8. Cynthia Harrison Trent

    I remember Mr Jack as I was growing up as an inspiration. His laugh and love for everyone. He never had a hard word for anyone and the love he showed was heart warming. The way he opened his home to my family during tornado season was always a blessing. He made sure everyone had a bed to lay down in and he was always the last to lay down and the first up if the weather turned worse. My heart is heavy for our lose, but enlightened by the knowledge that heaven has another bright star.

    Reply
  9. Dianne McKin Hunt

    Linda so sorry for your loss praying for family in Jesus name

    Reply
  10. (Mr.) Laurie Atkinson/HSV

    Jack—a KIND and GENTLE man! Always a pleasure to be around; it was my special honor to work w/him @ MICOM…Soft and gentle blessings to his family…

    Reply
  11. Bruce Avilla

    Jack was a consistent member of the Prayer on the Square group that meets the first Saturday of every month at the Fayetteville Square Gazebo. When he wasn’t there yesterday, we were all wondering if he was alright. Glad to hear he’s in the best place he could be! Jack was an awesome Christian and amazing friend. It was a mighty blessing to have known him and see Jesus in his life.

    Reply
  12. Bruce Avilla

    Jack was always a consistent member of the Prayer on the Square group that meets the first Saturday of every month at the Fayetteville Square Gazebo. When he wasn’t there yesterday, we were all wondering if he was alright. Glad to hear he’s in the best place he could be! Jack was an awesome Christian and amazing friend. It was a mighty blessing to have known him and see Jesus in his life.

    Reply
  13. Linda Moore Williams

    My heart is breaking for you and your family, Linda.

    Reply
  14. Bryan Kennedy

    Jack & I went thorough high school together and I continued to see him at the restaurant in Hazel Green. He was one of the fine gentlemen that I have had the privilege to be associated with

    Reply
  15. Johnny, Michelle, Kristi, Joshua, Mark Christopher Hunt

    Jack Phillips was always happy, gentle, and kind. He was an amazing man with a wonderful marriage which was a total inspiration to us. We’ll always remember his adventurous spirit demonstrated in the Smokey Mountains and his pickin’-n-grinnin’ talents. Heaven is the grand recipient of a truly precious child of God.

    Love and strong hugs to the family.

    Reply
  16. Debbie Morris

    Mrs. Linda, Hurley and Carrie,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You and all your family are in my prayers. God bless you all.

    Reply

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16 Comments

  1. Dede Jones

    So sorry for your loss Linda my heart breaks for all of you in my thoughts and prayers i love you. Dede

    Reply
  2. Cheryl Geske

    Linda, I am so sorry for your loss, but Heaven has gained a great Angel. He was a very kind man. I truly am blessed to have known you two.

    Reply
  3. Jimmy & Dana Sartain

    Linda so sorry for your loss. He was always so nice to all he came in contact with. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Reply
  4. W.c. Quick

    Ms Linda so sorry to hear about Mr Jack. Did not hear till Monday afternoon we will keep you and Kyle and David in our prayers.

    Reply
  5. Halbert Taft

    My sympathy goes out to Jack’s family. He was one of my best friends when we were at Blanche High School. I will miss seeing him at our infrequent class reunions.

    Reply
  6. Robert, Rebekah, and Preston Wilkinson

    Jack Phillips was the most gracious person you will ever meet. He loved to play his guitar and sing. He was always laughing and was a very joyous person to be around. He will be greatly missed. We are sending our prayers to Mrs. Linda and family.

    Reply
  7. “Dino” Lerma

    To the family of Jack Phillips: I am so sorry to hear that Jack passed away last Friday. I worked with Jack for many years in the Quality Management Division at REDSTONE . He and I traveled to various locations throughout the country performing audits of major suppliers for the government. He retired before I did and I continued working. It’s unfortunate that we don’t stay in touch after someone leaves the organization.

    I enjoyed working with Jack and the friendship we had. I would like to add my condolences to all of Jack’s family. May God continue to bless each and everyone during this sad time.

    Reply
  8. Cynthia Harrison Trent

    I remember Mr Jack as I was growing up as an inspiration. His laugh and love for everyone. He never had a hard word for anyone and the love he showed was heart warming. The way he opened his home to my family during tornado season was always a blessing. He made sure everyone had a bed to lay down in and he was always the last to lay down and the first up if the weather turned worse. My heart is heavy for our lose, but enlightened by the knowledge that heaven has another bright star.

    Reply
  9. Dianne McKin Hunt

    Linda so sorry for your loss praying for family in Jesus name

    Reply
  10. (Mr.) Laurie Atkinson/HSV

    Jack—a KIND and GENTLE man! Always a pleasure to be around; it was my special honor to work w/him @ MICOM…Soft and gentle blessings to his family…

    Reply
  11. Bruce Avilla

    Jack was a consistent member of the Prayer on the Square group that meets the first Saturday of every month at the Fayetteville Square Gazebo. When he wasn’t there yesterday, we were all wondering if he was alright. Glad to hear he’s in the best place he could be! Jack was an awesome Christian and amazing friend. It was a mighty blessing to have known him and see Jesus in his life.

    Reply
  12. Bruce Avilla

    Jack was always a consistent member of the Prayer on the Square group that meets the first Saturday of every month at the Fayetteville Square Gazebo. When he wasn’t there yesterday, we were all wondering if he was alright. Glad to hear he’s in the best place he could be! Jack was an awesome Christian and amazing friend. It was a mighty blessing to have known him and see Jesus in his life.

    Reply
  13. Linda Moore Williams

    My heart is breaking for you and your family, Linda.

    Reply
  14. Bryan Kennedy

    Jack & I went thorough high school together and I continued to see him at the restaurant in Hazel Green. He was one of the fine gentlemen that I have had the privilege to be associated with

    Reply
  15. Johnny, Michelle, Kristi, Joshua, Mark Christopher Hunt

    Jack Phillips was always happy, gentle, and kind. He was an amazing man with a wonderful marriage which was a total inspiration to us. We’ll always remember his adventurous spirit demonstrated in the Smokey Mountains and his pickin’-n-grinnin’ talents. Heaven is the grand recipient of a truly precious child of God.

    Love and strong hugs to the family.

    Reply
  16. Debbie Morris

    Mrs. Linda, Hurley and Carrie,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You and all your family are in my prayers. God bless you all.

    Reply

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