Ervin Chester Phillips

April 5, 1941 ~ July 26, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Ervin Chester Phillips Obituary

Ervin Chester Phillips, age 82 of Helenwood, TN passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at UT Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 5, 1941, in Paint Rock, TN to L.C. and Bertha Coffey Phillips. He was a member of the Helenwood Baptist Church where he served as Trustee for many years and was a former member of the Scott County School Board. Ervin took great joy in meeting the people he came in contact with through various jobs during his life. He will be missed by the many lives he has touched throughout his journey. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Hoyle, Defoe, Austin, Denzil, Dana, and L.C. Junior; sisters: Bernice (Phillips) Jones, Edith (Phillips) Rector; and several beloved brothers & sisters-in-law. 

Ervin is survived by his loving wife of 63 years:  Lila Ruth (Clark) Phillips; his children:  Ervin (Chuck), Jr., Kevin and wife Suzanne, Michele (Phillips) Murley and husband Keith, Tina (Phillips) Allen and husband Sean; several adored grandchildren: Kayla (Murley) Carson and husband Chris (great grandchildren Abel & Enoch), Trey Allen, Rhyan (Murley) Hughett and husband Chad (great grandchildren Emma, Harper, & Oaklan), Trevor Allen and wife Bri (great grandchildren Blakely & Avery), Payton (Allen) Powell and husband Elijah (great grandchildren Ava & Ellie), Kaden Phillips, and Carly Phillips; sisters:  Diana (Phillips) Newport and husband David, Cara Sue (Phillips) Thompson and Jerry, and Myrtle (Phillips) Kennedy; as well as a host of other family members and friends. 

Friends may visit with the Ervin Phillips Family on Saturday, July 29, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 3:00 p.m. at the Helenwood Baptist Church with Bro. Kevin Sexton officiating.  Music will be provided by:  Arnold and Lloyd Stephens. 

A private family graveside service will follow at the Daniel Memorial Cemetery in the Helenwood, TN.  Pallbearers will be:  Keith Murley, Sean Allen, Trey Allen, Trevor Allen, Kaden Phillips, Chris Carson, Chad Hughett, and Elijah Powell. 

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