John Phillip Sugg, Jr.
March 30, 1939 -
January 26, 2018

Visitation

January 31, 2018
11:00 AM - 1 :00 PM

Service 

January 31, 2018
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Phillip Sugg, (Daddy, Pop, Big Phil) 78, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida after a brief illness on January 26, 2018. He was a resident of Signal Mountain, TN for over 30 years but his childhood home was Fayetteville, TN which will be his final resting place.

Phillip was a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was employed for 30 years in sales at Brock Candy Company. Upon his retirement, he spent most of his time in Florida with his daughter and grandson.

He loved his family immensely and is survived by his brother, Tom (Imelda) Sugg; daughter, Beth Kinsey (Grandson – Daniel Kinsey); son Phillip Sugg III; son, Robert Rippy; son, Jeff (Karen) Rippy; daughter, Gayle Rippy; son, John (Lisa) Rippy; daughter, Sara Rippy; nephews, Will Sugg and Drew (Jill) Sugg; and hosts of other family.

He was preceded in death by his precious parents, Jack and Elizabeth Sugg.

Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 1:00 PM at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Wednesday at 11:00 AM until time of service.

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18 Comments

  1. Ann Higgins Claborn

    The Sugg family was so important in my life. Mrs. Sugg was like a second mother to me. Phillip and Tom were part of the group who ‘played out’ many summer nights. I lost touch with the family but cherish my memories of them. May God bless you in your loss.

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  2. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    I knew Jack first when I was growing up on Polk St. , then Elizabeth. I think I first knew Philip when they lived on Green St. He has been a life long friend and I always enjoyed seeing him. He was younger them than I am but he always had a hug and a big smile when I saw him. I am so sorry for your loss and his family will be in my prayers. I am sure he and Gerald are planning something now.

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  3. Barbara Raby Herring

    I am so so sorry. He was such a sweet and precious friend and neighbor so many years ago. I am so sorry.

    Reply
  4. Becky Caughran Malo

    My cousin…A great man who loved life and was a dedicated and loving son, father and grandfather has gone home. I look forward to seeing him there in the Great by and by!
    ❤️?

    Reply
  5. Ethel T. Scott

    Tom sorry for the loss of your brother. May he rest in peace.

    Reply
  6. Randy Scott

    So sorry for the loss of of another classmate. So many memories – going all the way back to first grade through college. Roomed together for two years in college at MTSC. We did so much together growing up. Good to know he carried for and was carried for by a loving family.

    Reply
  7. Barbara Tigue

    “I love it so…”
    May your family find peace in knowing you touched many lives. I will miss our workouts and talks about life. I’ll see you on the other side. ❤️

    Reply
  8. Kola & Elijah Achecar

    Sorry for your loss Ms. Beth and Daniel.
    Love,
    Elijah aka Termite & The Achecar Family

    Reply
  9. Bobby Sherwood

    Goodbye to a very close friend from first grade thru college. Love and sympathy to Phillip’s family.

    Reply
  10. Delores McCamish

    My deepest sympathy to Beth, Daniel, Phil and the entire family. To the most thoughtful and upbeat person ever to walk this beautiful Earth. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for serving your country. Also, you will be laid to rest on my birthday my friend. Thank you.

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  11. Martha Ellen Parks Neal

    Since I chatted with Phillip several times prior to our Class of ’57 Reunion, I had the joy of sharing many laughs and reminiscing. Beth, you were mentioned often, but…Daniel, you were the main topic. He was so proud of you and so thankful that he was able to drive you to football practice. My love and sympathy to all of the family and saddened to say goodbye to our classmate-Phillip Sugg.

    Reply
  12. Ron Thornton

    His big smile and friendly disposition will be missed by many. I am honored to remember him as a friend.

    Reply
  13. Doug Swafford

    So long to my great friend Phillip. Many great years of knowing you.

    Reply
  14. Shelton Taylor family

    My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. Our family thought the world of you.

    Reply
  15. Martha Locke Ricketts

    Love and sympathy to Phillip’s family. so sorry for the loss of another classmate.

    Reply
  16. JANET S LINDSAY/BOB LINDSAY

    When Philip and Joyce were married, we spent many week-ends with them. And loved Little Phillip(aka, Charlie Brown) and Beth . So sorry those days are gone, but the good memories last forever! He was a good-un!

    Reply
  17. George and Faye Massey

    Goodbye to a great friend and teammate. As the Scots say “They are picking from our pen.” A good one was picked. Rest well.

    Reply
  18. Bobby Rawls

    Yesterday when we were young——Those were the days my friend….

    Reply

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18 Comments

  1. Ann Higgins Claborn

    The Sugg family was so important in my life. Mrs. Sugg was like a second mother to me. Phillip and Tom were part of the group who ‘played out’ many summer nights. I lost touch with the family but cherish my memories of them. May God bless you in your loss.

    Reply
  2. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    I knew Jack first when I was growing up on Polk St. , then Elizabeth. I think I first knew Philip when they lived on Green St. He has been a life long friend and I always enjoyed seeing him. He was younger them than I am but he always had a hug and a big smile when I saw him. I am so sorry for your loss and his family will be in my prayers. I am sure he and Gerald are planning something now.

    Reply
  3. Barbara Raby Herring

    I am so so sorry. He was such a sweet and precious friend and neighbor so many years ago. I am so sorry.

    Reply
  4. Becky Caughran Malo

    My cousin…A great man who loved life and was a dedicated and loving son, father and grandfather has gone home. I look forward to seeing him there in the Great by and by!
    ❤️?

    Reply
  5. Ethel T. Scott

    Tom sorry for the loss of your brother. May he rest in peace.

    Reply
  6. Randy Scott

    So sorry for the loss of of another classmate. So many memories – going all the way back to first grade through college. Roomed together for two years in college at MTSC. We did so much together growing up. Good to know he carried for and was carried for by a loving family.

    Reply
  7. Barbara Tigue

    “I love it so…”
    May your family find peace in knowing you touched many lives. I will miss our workouts and talks about life. I’ll see you on the other side. ❤️

    Reply
  8. Kola & Elijah Achecar

    Sorry for your loss Ms. Beth and Daniel.
    Love,
    Elijah aka Termite & The Achecar Family

    Reply
  9. Bobby Sherwood

    Goodbye to a very close friend from first grade thru college. Love and sympathy to Phillip’s family.

    Reply
  10. Delores McCamish

    My deepest sympathy to Beth, Daniel, Phil and the entire family. To the most thoughtful and upbeat person ever to walk this beautiful Earth. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for serving your country. Also, you will be laid to rest on my birthday my friend. Thank you.

    Reply
  11. Martha Ellen Parks Neal

    Since I chatted with Phillip several times prior to our Class of ’57 Reunion, I had the joy of sharing many laughs and reminiscing. Beth, you were mentioned often, but…Daniel, you were the main topic. He was so proud of you and so thankful that he was able to drive you to football practice. My love and sympathy to all of the family and saddened to say goodbye to our classmate-Phillip Sugg.

    Reply
  12. Ron Thornton

    His big smile and friendly disposition will be missed by many. I am honored to remember him as a friend.

    Reply
  13. Doug Swafford

    So long to my great friend Phillip. Many great years of knowing you.

    Reply
  14. Shelton Taylor family

    My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. Our family thought the world of you.

    Reply
  15. Martha Locke Ricketts

    Love and sympathy to Phillip’s family. so sorry for the loss of another classmate.

    Reply
  16. JANET S LINDSAY/BOB LINDSAY

    When Philip and Joyce were married, we spent many week-ends with them. And loved Little Phillip(aka, Charlie Brown) and Beth . So sorry those days are gone, but the good memories last forever! He was a good-un!

    Reply
  17. George and Faye Massey

    Goodbye to a great friend and teammate. As the Scots say “They are picking from our pen.” A good one was picked. Rest well.

    Reply
  18. Bobby Rawls

    Yesterday when we were young——Those were the days my friend….

    Reply

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