Guy Phillips


Guy Larkin Phillips, know by everyone as "Pop", a resident of Crossville, since 1972, passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Pop was 79 years old and passed away at home surrounded by his loving family and friends. Guy was born on Aug. 15, 1934, in Phillipsville, Ala., to John Arthur and Eula Stamps Phillips. Guy was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Crossville where he ushered. His civic memberships included the Yaarab Shrine in Atlanta, where he served as Illustrious Potentate, and was a past master of Oostanaula Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in Rome, Ga. He was also a 32nd-degree of Scottish Rite Mason. Guy started his professional career with Kings Baker (now McKee Foods in Collegedale), then moved to Parrish Bakery in Rome, Ga., where he was sales manager. Guy moved to Crossville to be a partner in Mountain Farm Bakery which is now Flowers Foods. His other business interests included Turner Brothers Stone, but most everyone knew Pop as a partner in Mountain Farm International. He will be remembered in his cowboy boots and hat, smoking his cigar, rocking in the lobby of the "tractor place" and as the ultimate University of Alabama fan: "Roll, Tide." Guy was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois Dailey Phillips; son, Joseph McNamara and Joel Perry Phillips; and daughter, Susan Ayers. Guy is survived by his wife, Sharon Phillips; son, Guy L. McNamara, of Ramona, Calif., Calvin Davis Phillips (Jacki), of McDonough, Ga., and George (Teresa) Graham, of Chattanooga; daughter, Carole Ann Collamer, of Los Angeles; sisters, Judy Clevenger, of Chattanooga, and Gail Maclin, of Fairfax, Va.; brother, John A. Phillips Jr., of Chattanooga; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will take place at Crossville Memorial from 3-8 p.m. today, June 17. The funeral service will take place at First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18. Burial will follow at Green Acres in Crossville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church, 100 Braun St., Crossville, TN 38555, or to the Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 East Adams St., Crossville, TN 38555.

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