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Larry Joe Phillips

June 16, 1932 — December 13, 2023

Chatsworth

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Larry J. Phillips, a remarkable man with a heart full of compassion and a lifetime dedicated to service, passed away peacefully at his home in Chatsworth, Georgia on December 13, 2023. He was surrounded by his loving family as he embarked on his next great journey.

Born on June 16, 1932, in Atlanta, Georgia, Larry grew up with a love for his community and a passion for making a difference. After proudly serving in the United States Air Force for four years and receiving an honorable discharge, Larry began his successful career as an Aviation Mechanic at Delta Airlines working on DC3’s and ended his career as an Avionics Lead Mechanic overseeing technicians servicing technical aircraft like Boing 767 and Lockheed L1011. With unwavering dedication, he served the company for an impressive 32 years until he retired.

Larry's impact extended far beyond his professional achievements. Known for his pleasant demeanor and hardworking nature, he left an indelible mark on everyone he encountered. His sweet and kind disposition made him a cherished presence in the lives of many. Larry embodied graciousness and appreciation for the people around him.

Outside of work, Larry pursued various hobbies and interests that brought him joy. As a member of the Delta Pioneers for three decades, he fostered lasting friendships while sharing stories and memories with fellow aviation enthusiasts. Larry found solace in working in his yard and garden; there was nothing more satisfying than watching his plants flourish under his care. Furthermore, airplanes held a special place in Larry's heart as a testament to both his career and passion.

In addition to these hobbies, Larry enjoyed expressing his creativity through woodwork projects that displayed both skill and artistry. When it came to relaxation, RVing with the Georgia Ramblers provided unparalleled adventures for Larry and his beloved wife Rachel.

Above all else, Larry considered his proudest accomplishments to be those related to family. For 57 wonderful years, he shared an unbreakable bond with Rachel as they navigated life's joys and challenges together. Larry cherished their journey, finding solace, support, and endless love in their partnership.

Larry will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends. He is survived by his son Ronnie Phillips and wife Melanie of Savannah, GA; daughter Darlene Alls of Monroe, GA; son Randy Phillips and wife Marie of Chatsworth, GA; brother Lamar Phillips of Altoona, FL; brother Leonard Phillips and wife Donna of Plainview, TX. His memory will also be forever cherished by his grandson Randall Phillips and wife Tiffany, granddaughter Alicia Massee and husband Adam, granddaughter Lacey Van Etten and husband Evan, grandson Ryan Phillips, grandson Major Kyle Phillips and wife Paige, great-granddaughter Hannah Leigh Phillips, great-grandson Andrew Hayes Phillips, great-granddaughter Emma Rachel Corbin great-granddaughter Charlie Grace Phillips, great-grandson James Rhett Phillips, great-grandson Rory Joseph Phillips, great-grandson Owen Riley Phillips, and great-grandson Charles Oliver Van Etten. Larry is preceded in death by his loving wife Sarah Rachel Sargent Phillips and his sister-in-law Phyllis Phillips. 

Friends and loved ones are invited to a visitation on December 18th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors in Morrow, GA. Following the visitation, a funeral service will be held from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the same location. The interment will take place at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens in Forest Park, GA from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM.

As we say our final goodbyes to Larry J. Phillips on this earthly plane, let us remember him as a beacon of light who touched countless lives with his kindness and generosity. His spirit will forever soar in the hearts of those who loved him, and his legacy will continue to inspire us to live with love and compassion. Though Larry may have departed from this world, his memory will forever live on as a reminder of a life well-lived and a soul that shone brightly among us.

Larry's family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Larry's name to either the Murray County Humane Society at www.murrayhumane.org/info/donate  or to Chatsworth First Methodist Church at www.chatfumc.org/giving

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Monday, December 18, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors

6362 South Lee St.
Morrow, GA 30260

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Funeral Service

Monday, December 18, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors

6362 South Lee St.
Morrow, GA 30260

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Interment

Monday, December 18, 2023

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Forest Hills Memorial Gardens

722 Conley Road
Forest Park, GA 30297

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