Ben Douglas Phillips (Doug), passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Gainesville, Georgia, following a brief illness.
Doug was born July 18, 1944, in Gainesville, Georgia. He was the son of the late Ben Wilson Phillips and Lois (Owen) Phillips.
He leaves behind the love of his life, Nancy (Quick) Phillips, four sons, Chad Phillips (Fredda); Ben Phillips, Tony Munoz (Polly) and Mike Munoz (Robin); four grandchildren, Samantha, Olivia, Tyler and Brandon, and one great-granddaughter, Ava Grace.
Doug attended Gainesville High School and graduated from the University of Georgia. He has many friends from both schools and loved his Kappa Sigma brothers. The four Amigo’s, Philip Wilheit, John Smithgall, Scotty Gunter and Doug, met often and were very loved and special to Doug.
He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, which he loved and rarely missed a Sunday service.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Celebration of Life will be observed at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made in Doug’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or stjude.org/donate; Shriners Hospitals for Children 2900 Rocky Point Drive Tampa, FL 33607 or donate.lovetotherescue.org; Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758516 Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or support.woundedwarriorproject.org/ or Episcopal Church of the Resurrection 1755 Duncan Bridge Road Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571 or resurrectionsautee.com/giving.
Memorial Park Funeral Home North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Dr. is in charge of arrangements.
Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.