Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Phillip James Marcus


05/04/1942 - 02/23/2019


Phillip James Marcus, age 76 of Murphy, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital.

He was the son of the late Robert Clinton and Lucille Sexton Marcus. Phillip was a US Army veteran. He was a self-employed logger. Phillip also worked at Cherokee Land Surveying and the Sirloin Steak House. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, playing bingo and board games and he loved to read. He was an active member of Owl Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Neil Marcus.

He is survived by his sisters, Susan Fowler of Hayesville and Ann Pirtle of San Antonio, TX; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 4 pm, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Owl Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Randy Johnson will officiate. Music will be provided by the Owl Creek Baptist Church choir. Burial will be in the Owl Creek Baptist Church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Keith Marcus, Kurt Marcus, Marcus Mauney, Kenneth Dockery, Gene Kephart and Neal Kephart. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Hughes, Brian Stuhl, and Lucas Dixon.

The family will receive friends from 3-4 pm, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Owl Creek Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Activities Department of Murphy Rehab & Nursing, 3992 US Hwy 64 E, Murphy, NC 28906.

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


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