Marvin

Tennessee

Marvin PhillipsGRUETLI-LAAGER Specialist Marvin Foster Phillips, 20, of the United States Army, who has been missing in action for 45 years and recently found died in the line of duty on Monday, Sept. 26, 1966, on a combat operation in Vietnam on a UH-1B aircraft that crashed in the South China Sea. He was born in Palmer, Tenn., on June 30, 1946, to David and Rubie Davis Phillips who preceded him in death. He was a 1964 graduate of Grundy County High School. He is survived by his sisters, Mary Ruth (Mike) Shadrick, of Palmer, and Lucy (Paul) West, of Jasper; brothers, Jerry Lee Phillips, Tullahoma, James Earl Phillips, Morrison, Bill and Kirk Phillips, Gruetli-Laager and Glenn (Terry) Phillips, Altamont; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at the Grundy County High School Gymnasium with Bishop Willard Griffin officiating with burial to follow in the Palmer Cemetery with full Military Honors. Visitation: 3-10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tenn. Online condolances at laynefuneralhome.com. If you have a memory of Marvin you would like shared with the family please write it down and bring it to the funeral home on Sunday. Some or all remebrances will be read at the funeral service depending on amount of responses.

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