Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Don Phillips

01/06/1954 - 11/16/2018

Don "Cowboy" Phillips, age 64 of Murphy, NC passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at his residence.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC and the son of the late William and Millie Rider Phillips. Don was a superintendent for building apartments.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sons, Scott Sewell and Jeremy Phillips; brothers, Mack, James and Jr. Phillips; sisters, Juanita Gibson, Mary Haygood, Ida Mae Ratcliff and Eunice Phillips.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen Phillips; one son, David Phillips; five daughters, Shaye Duvall, Stacy Wayne, Heather Gibb, Haven Phillips and Jamie Graves; one sister, Wanda Murphy; sister-in-law, Frankie Mae Phillips; 17 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 3 pm, Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Ronnie Ledford will officiate. Burial will be in the Worley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brad Gibb, Stacy Wayne, David Phillips, Donnie Morrow and Scott Duvall.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 pm, Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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