Donald Phillips

Published 9:30 am Thursday, January 28, 2021

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Mr. Donald “Duck” Phillips, 76, passed away on Tues., Jan. 26, 2020, at his home in Uriah.

Mr. Phillips was a native of Little River, former resident of Baldwin County and had resided in Uriah for the past 55 years. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, fishing, hunting and telling duck tails. He was a retired forester with Swift Lumber Co. with 20 years of service and worked with Charles Gantt Gravel Co. He was a handyman, a “Mr. Fixit.”

He is preceded in death by his parents, Drew and Maggie Phillips; twin brother, Ronald Phillips; brothers, Charles Phillips, Murray Phillips and Bill Phillips; and daughter in law, Linda Johnson Phillips.

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He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Doris Phillips of Uriah; two sons, Chris Phillips of Uriah and Shannon (Katrina) Gregson of Uriah; one daughter, Tammy Gunn of Uriah; three brothers, Jerry (Faye) Phillips of Cullman, Jimmy (Carolyn) Phillips of Uriah and Frank Phillips of Biloxi, Miss.; three sisters, Judy (Jamie) Peak of Pine Grove, Myrtle Daszczuk of Foley and Earnestine Owens of Uriah; nine grandchildren, Amanda (James) Akins, Corey Phillips, Catelyn Phillips, Taylor Gunn, Shanna Gregson, Stormy Gregson, Nicole Phillips, Caleb Gregson and Tylan Gregson; five great-grandchildren, Easton, Gracelyn, Zoey, Jaelyn and Ariella; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held this Sat., Jan. 30, 2021, at 10 a.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Cornelius Phillips officiating.

Burial will follow at the Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be held tomorrow, Fri., Jan. 29, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be James Akins, Tyler Williams, Ryan Albritton, Kyle Albritton, Caleb Gregson, Austin Johnson and Tony Sells.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bert Gantt and Trey Gantt.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC in Atmore is in charge of all arrangements.