He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Hubert “Pete” Phillips and Shirley Mitchell “NaNa” Phillips and paternal grandparents, William “Bill” Clements and Dorothy Mae “Grammy” Clements, all from Emporia.
Phillip was a lifelong member of Adams Grove Baptist Church where he served as assistant pianist and assistant choir director. He had an engaging and outgoing manner and enjoyed playing music and singing and was known by many for his talents working on and detailing automobiles.
He is survived by his parents, Earl and BeeBee Clements of Emporia; uncles, D. L. Phillips of Capron; Donnie Wayne Clements (Bonnie) of Lake Gaston and Tony Michael Clements, with whom he shared a special bond, of Emporia; his aunt, Carolyn Phillips Gillette (Pope) of Capron; cousins, Hollie Gillette Bobbitt (William) of Roanoke Rapids, NC and Emily Gillette Jarratt (Dustan) of Emporia. He is also survived by Peggy Harrell who he considered his “Second Mom” and her daughters, Alice, Allison and Rhonda and a special group of close friends, Stephanie, Beth, Brooke, Shannon and Billi Jo.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 16.
Interment will follow at Independence United Methodist Church.
The family suggests contributions in Phillip’s memory be made to a favorite charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com.