Charles Edward Phillips

by Lynn McMillen
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Charles Edward Phillips, age 82, of Killen, passed away peacefully at home on September 16, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 19, from 12:00 – 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church Center Star.  The funeral will follow at 2:00 pm with Brother Ronny Jones officiating.  Burial will be at Center Star Cemetery.

Charles is preceded in death by his father, Claudus Neal Phillips; mother, Lutie Mae Roberson Phillips; brother, Jesse Dee Phillips; sisters, Vellaree Camp and Martha Davis; and son-in-law, Max Barnett.

Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-three years, Barbara Phillips; children, Brent Phillips (Kristie), Whitney Barnett, and Brandi McGee (Jeremy). Additional survivors include grandchildren, Garrett Phillips (Stephanie), Carson Phillips (Emily), Kaylee McGee, and Laynee McGee (Mason); great-grandchildren, T.J. Davis and GraceLynn Phillips.

Charles was a deacon at First Baptist Church Center Star and a member of Killen Lion’s Club. He enjoyed bass fishing, playing golf, spending time with his family and friends and watching Alabama football. Charles was a natural businessman who was known for his many accomplishments and successful projects most notably Phillips Backhoe and Cleaning, which he founded in 1960. He was a Godly man, loving husband, devoted father and Pa, and respected community member.

Serving as pallbearers are Jerry Paul Butler, Mike Dotson, Jeremy McGee, Wayne Parker, Garrett Phillips, and Carson Phillips.

Honorary pallbearers are Jonathan Johnson, Corbin Nabers, and Willie White.

The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Mann, Matt and Jenny from Hospice of North Alabama, and his special caretakers from Visiting Angels: Cassandra, KayKay, Kristina, Jada, and Julie.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Trax4MAX HTTP://

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