Richard Louis Phillips

Born in Youngstown, Ohio on September 21, 1936

Departed on February 7, 2019 and resided in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Murfreesboro, TN – Richard Louis Phillips, 82 went home to be with the Lord on February 7, 2019.

Richard was born in Youngstown, Ohio on September 21, 1936, to the late Samuel and Grace Phillips. He served 20 years in the United States Air Force and was a member of First Family Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

He was proceeded in death by his wife Marcella Phillips; sister, Grace Hammond and brother, Samuel Phillips. Survivors include children, Alyson Phillips-Morgan (Gregory), Sheldon Phillips (Colleen), Steven Phillips, and Shantina Mitchell-Phillips; stepchildren, Phyllis Gray (Robert), Cornell Stevens, and Tamara Stevens; sister Geraldine McClendon; grandchildren, Aaron Donaldson-Stevens, Hali, Steven, LaDonna, Bree, Nathanial, Taylor, Troy Jr., Sanyah, Eric, Bryan, and Kalina. He is also survived by a host of family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, 9090 Hwy. 100, Nashville, TN 37221, 615-646-9292

A celebration of Richard’s life will be conducted on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, 9090 Hwy. 100, Nashville, TN 37221.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations and/or flowers in loving memory of Richard Louis Phillips and family.

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7 Comments to Richard Louis Phillips

  1. Taj Wolff
    February 11, 2019 9:18 am

    Phyllis & family,

    So sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in your memories. You are in my prayers.

  2. Sherry Porter
    February 11, 2019 4:43 pm

    Alyson; iIt was truly a pleasure and joy to know your dad a man that loved the LORD. Always keeping him in all his conversations. May God give you the strength and understanding at this time to know that it was God’s will to take him home at this time.
    I know I can’t make your pain go away but I want you to know I’m here with a shoulder or ear or anything else that you need.
    May God Bless you.
    Your sister Sherry

  3. Johnny Betts
    February 11, 2019 9:50 pm

    Allison; My sincere Condolences to you and Family in the loss of your Father”RICHARD”. I have no real words that could capture what Richard was to me. A dear Friend, a Military Brother and a real Man over all. R.I.P. May God Bless my friend.

    Johnny Betts
    Portland, Oregon

  4. Lisa Dorton
    February 12, 2019 8:34 pm

    Phyllis I am so sorry for you & your families loss. I know you have so many great memories of Richard. You & your family are in my prayers.

  5. Price Family
    February 13, 2019 9:55 pm

    Our condolences to the Phillips family. Alyson, thank you for sharing your Dad with us here in Colorado. It was always a pleasure the times we were able spend with you and your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. God bless you and keep you. Caroline and Andre.

  6. Avengers Bowling Club
    February 15, 2019 4:45 pm

    Alyson, The Bible says this world is not our home, and we are strangers passing through. God has given your Dad a new home where there is no more suffering, pain or restless nights. Our prayer for you is that God will be close by your side and you will feel His presence as His love brings comfort to your heart.

  7. Margaret Eggleston
    February 15, 2019 10:49 pm

    Aaron, you and your family have my condolences in the lost of your grandfather. We use to work at the post office together in Youngstown. Praying that God will wrap each of you in His loving arms and give you his comfort and peace.

    Aunt Margaret

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