Donald David Phillips, 76 of Folkston passed away January 29, 2015 in Genesis Health Care Folkston Park. He was born February 18, 1938 in Charlton County to William Augustus and Mary Jane Prescott Phillips. A lifelong resident, he served the people of Charlton County as a Folkston City Policeman,
Charlton County Deputy Sheriff, Folkston City Councilman and the Okefenokee Swamp. He helped build Charlton Memorial Hospital and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors: His wife: Theo Phillips of Folkston; Four children: Derral Phillips(Jeannie) of Jacksonville, Oregon, Julia Neumann(Eddie) of Folkston; Lanier(Donna)Phillips of Folkston; David(Sylvia) Phillips of Kennesaw, Georgia; Grandchildren: Shawn Phillips, Andrew Phillips, Erika Neumann, Amber Neumann, Amie Neumann, Jordyn Neumann, Matt Varnes(Stephanie), Emily Phillips, Katie(Jessie) Pate, Julia Phillips, Miranda Phillips, Shelby Phillips, Jackson Phillips, Thomas Phillips, Five Great-grandchildren; Four brothers: Henry (Jean) Phillips, Bob Phillips, Jimmy(Joann) Phillips and George Phillips ; two sisters: Willie Maude Johns, Sue(Roni) Murray; many Nieces, Nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter: Stephanie Varnes.
The family will receive friends Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the funeral home from 6 until 8 PM. Funeral services will be Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Folkston First Baptist Church at 2:00 PM with Dr. Randy Jacoby officiating. Burial will follow in Traders Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest register at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard Funeral Home, Folkston, Georgia.
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