Leon Phillips

Hamilton County

Roy "Leon" Phillips, 68, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.Leon was a retired member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 43, a member of Daisy Lodge #706 F&AM and Alhambra Shrine, a graduate of Hixson High School, and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. He was a devoted brother, husband, father, and grandfather who loved his family and friends.Leon was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Berlin and Opal Mildred Layne Phillips; and his beloved son, Christopher Leon Phillips.He is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Rita DuPree Phillips; son, Kevin Lee (Jessica) Phillips; grandchildren, King and Ruby Phillips; daughter-in-law, Rebekah Wilson Phillips, of Chattanooga; stepgrandchildren, Britni and Bailey; sisters, Peggy Phillips Dill, of Cleveland; Betty Phillips (Wayne) Vinson, of Chattanooga, and Carolyn Phillips Hawkins Smith, of Hixson; brother, Bobby Phillips, of Calhoun, Ga.; niece, Cristy Hawkins (Charles) Milsaps, of Hixson; several other nieces, nephews, and cousins; one aunt.Funeral services with military honors was at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 26, in the Legacy Funeral Home Chapel, with family friend, Clay Whitfield officiating.Masonic services will be performed by Daisy Lodge #706 F&AM.The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Alhambra Shrine (Children's Hospital).Share your memories, stories and photos at www.legacyfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Soddy-Daisy.

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