William Ray Phillips, better know as “Billy”, age 53, of Lafayette, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2008, at the Sumner Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services for William Ray “Billy” Phillips will be conducted on Monday, May 5, 2008 at 11 a.m. from the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Glen Brawner and Brother Barry Brawner officiating. Ricky Phillips, Terry Phillips, DeWayne Phillips, James Phillips, Matt Smith, Dustin Phillips, Justin Phillips, and James Manley served as honorary pallbearers. Brett Phillips, Josh Eastham, Mitch Eastham, Phillip Strong, Daniel Kelley, C. J. Phillips, Cody Phillips and Paul Hudson served as active pallbearers. Burial followed in the Macon County Memorial Gardens.
William Ray “Billy” Phillips was born on January 29, 1955 in Tipton County, Ind., one of seven siblings of the late William Hasque Phillips and Annie Mae Dodson Phillips, who survives and lives in Whitleyville, Tenn. Besides his father, his father-in-law, Elder James Oliver, preceded him in death. He married the former Pamela Diane Oliver on May 15, 1998, who survives. Billy was a self-employed Flooring Installer for over thirty years; he loved to camp and fish in his spare time, and was of the Missionary Baptist belief.
Besides his wife of nine years, he is survived by; sons, Cody Phillips, C.J. Phillips, Greg Phillips all of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Daniel Kelley of Lafayette, Tenn., daughter, Tabitha (James) Manley of Tompkinsville, Ky., brothers, Ricky Phillips of Bowling Green, Ky., Brett and Terry Phillips of Whitleyville, Tenn., James and Dewayne Phillips of Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., sister, Lisa Rolin of Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., one grandson, James Michael Manley, mother-in-law, Josie Oliver of Lafayette, Tenn.
The family request memorials in the form donations be made to the Funeral Expense Fund. These can be made at the Alexander Funeral Home.