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Bruce E. Phillips, Sr.

November 17, 2018


Bruce E. Phillips Sr., age 55 of Oliver Springs passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018.  He was born and raised in New River, Tennessee.  He was employed with Duncan Construction.  He was also a truck driver and was considered a “Jack of all Trades”.  Bruce was a workaholic but in his spare time loved to play horseshoes.

He is preceded in death by his father, Earl Phillips, 3 baby sisters and grandson, Jaxon Hensley.


Bruce is survived by his mother, Mary Jo Phillips;

Three sons, Kevin Hensley (Heather), New River, Joshua Phillips (Kimberly), Dayton, TN and Bruce Edward Phillips, Jr., Oliver Springs;

  Wife, Missy Phillips;

Grandsons, Isaac Burchfield, Kevin A. and Bentley Hensley

Granddaughter, Sadie Hensley

  Coming soon granddaughter, Isabella;

Sister, Cindy Braden;

Half-sister, Amanda Byrge Cooper;

Brothers, Ricky Phillips, Gary Phillips and Earl Hugh Phillips;

Half-brother, Matthew Byrge;

Special close friends, Terry Duncan, Alfred Davis and Charlie Jackson.


The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00pm at Rock Hill Baptist Church, 5644 New River Hwy, Briceville, TN.  Funeral Services will follow at 1:00pm with Bro. Murl Phillips officiating.  Interment will be in the Patterson Cemetery, New River, Tennessee.



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November 20, 2018

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Rock Hill Baptist Church
5644 New River Hwy
Briceville, TN 37710

Funeral Service
November 20, 2018

1:00 PM
Rock Hill Baptist Church
5644 New River Hwy
Briceville, TN 37710

Interment following funeral service
November 20, 2018

Patterson Cemetery
Hwy 116
New River, TN 37755

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