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Celebrating the life of
John A. Phillips, Jr.
Passed away on January 14, 2019
Chatham County Deputy Sheriff Reserve Officer
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Family Will Receive Friends
  • 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. - Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 6:00 p.m. - Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200

Our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Phillips family. May fond memories provide solace for your loss during these most difficult times. God keeps those who have fallen asleep in death in His memory because they are precious in his eyes “Psalm 116:15” and “John 5:28,29”

Sheila, Lawrenceville ,

So sad to get the news that John passed away I m so sorry for your loss you are in our prayer ? He will be miss

Gus & Eva Petropoulos , Norwalk , CT

So sad to get the news of John passing away. I met John in the early 90’s. He was very passionate about what he believed in. He was an excellent teacher of his backflow classes. I learned a lot from him. A true friend. He will be missed.

Jeff Kohan, Frederick , MD

I will miss you smile and friendly spirit RIP. To the family I will keep you my prayers.

Nicole Hills, Savannah, Ga.

To my mentor John Phillips; a huge part of our "back-flow" industry has been called home at such a very young age. Not only was he the reason why Maryland leads the nation in water safety, he was my friend! To his wife Pat (that John referred to me; as you are his "honey") I'm so sorry for your loss. Our intellectual talks will be missed. Whether it was about back-flow, movie trivia, cop events, Pat, your mom or just life. with a heavy heart....I WILL MISS YOU !

Paul Genevie, Waldorf, MD

I was saddened to learn of John's passing. He fought the good fight, and now rests in the arms of the Lord. Peace to his bride, Patricia, daughter, Jennifer, and son, Brian. He loved you and spoke often of his family especially his sweet granddaughter, Cheyenne. Lean on the Lord and He will help you through the tough days ahead. I'll miss my friend, John.

Diane Sasser, Savannah, GA

John always thought about others and had an upbeat spirit even when things weren’t going just right. John will be missed. Prayers for John’s family.

Trey Leggett, Savannah, Georgia

John and I worked details together. He is an honorable man. My heart is heavy. I pray for the repose of his immortal soul. KJS

Kevin J. Street, Troy, AL

Prayers to his family he is God Angel now so fly high John will be sadly missed but not forgotten

Teresa Moore, Savannah, Ga

Our heartfelt condolences to the Phillips family.

Court Services Division, CCSO, Savannah, Georgia

Dad, words can't express how much Cheyenne and I will miss you. I'll miss our talks and your advice. The way we laughed and joked. Continue to watch over us, we still need you! Mom, I love you very much and I'm always here day or night!

Jennifer Phillips, Fort Washington, MD

Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort now, and in the days to come. Our sincere sympathy,

Sam and Mary Ault, Savannah,, Ga

So sorry for your loss. Please know we are praying for you, Pat and Josephine.

Ed and Robbie Forester, Savannah, Georgia

John was one of the good ones. Always had a smile and a kind word. He will be missed greatly by us and many, many others.

Herbert & Carol Harley, Savannah, GA

We are all going to miss John. He was like the energizer bunny. His sound advice and friendship are the things I admired most about him. Pat and Miss Jo remember anything you need all you need to do is ask. Love you guys!!

Richard Pfister, Savannah, Georgia

I loved John like a brother. He was a kind and gentle man who always thought about other people before himself. He bought me my very own personal Sheriff's jacket that I could wear on the outside of work. He was a giving and sharing man who would give you his last. I will truly miss him warm smile and cheerful hugs.

Sharon Wanda Aikens, Savannah, GA

Pat and Jo: Please accept our most sincere condolences for your loss.

Al and Madeleine Moros, Savannah , GA

John Alfred Phillips, Jr., 68, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019.  He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia son of John A. Phillips, Sr. and Mary Bibb Phillips.

At a young age, his family moved to Washington, DC where he attended elementary, middle school and graduating from Bishop McNamara High School in Maryland.  After graduation, he received certification from Texas A&M and UF TREEO Center in Gainesville, FL.  John began a career of 22 years with the Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission in Laurel, MD where he retired in 2005.  In 1986, he met his future wife, Patricia Sue Seymore.  They married in 1989 and made their home in Severna Park, MD.  They later relocated to Savannah in 2005 and John made the decision to enter law enforcement.  John joined the Chatham County Sheriff’s Reserves in 2006, became a part-time employee in 2007 and moved to a full-time deputy in 2008.  He retired in 2017 and remained a reserved deputy until his passing.  He was a member of the Emerald Society and the Blue Angels.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Phillips; daughter, Jennifer Phillips; son, Brian Phillips; granddaughter, Cheyenne Phillips and mother-in-law, Josephine Eiseman.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel followed by a memorial service at 6:00 p.m.  The family will continue to receive friends after the memorial service until 7:30 p.m.

Remembrances:    Georgia Sheriff’s Boys Ranch, 5671 GA-122, Hahira, GA 31632.

"A man of great honor and dedication" Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher

 

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Our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Phillips family. May fond memories provide solace for your loss during these most difficult times. God keeps those who have fallen asleep in death in His memory because they are precious in his eyes “Psalm 116:15” and “John 5:28,29”

Sheila, Lawrenceville ,

So sad to get the news that John passed away I m so sorry for your loss you are in our prayer ? He will be miss

Gus & Eva Petropoulos , Norwalk , CT

Candle tribute lit by Henry Harris — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Henry Harris — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Jennifer Phillips, Daddy's "Boo Boo" — Maryland

So sad to get the news of John passing away. I met John in the early 90’s. He was very passionate about what he believed in. He was an excellent teacher of his backflow classes. I learned a lot from him. A true friend. He will be missed.

Jeff Kohan, Frederick , MD

Candle tribute lit by Valerie LoPiccolo — Maryland

I will miss you smile and friendly spirit RIP. To the family I will keep you my prayers.

Nicole Hills, Savannah, Ga.

To my mentor John Phillips; a huge part of our "back-flow" industry has been called home at such a very young age. Not only was he the reason why Maryland leads the nation in water safety, he was my friend! To his wife Pat (that John referred to me; as you are his "honey") I'm so sorry for your loss. Our intellectual talks will be missed. Whether it was about back-flow, movie trivia, cop events, Pat, your mom or just life. with a heavy heart....I WILL MISS YOU !

Paul Genevie, Waldorf, MD

I was saddened to learn of John's passing. He fought the good fight, and now rests in the arms of the Lord. Peace to his bride, Patricia, daughter, Jennifer, and son, Brian. He loved you and spoke often of his family especially his sweet granddaughter, Cheyenne. Lean on the Lord and He will help you through the tough days ahead. I'll miss my friend, John.

Diane Sasser, Savannah, GA

John always thought about others and had an upbeat spirit even when things weren’t going just right. John will be missed. Prayers for John’s family.

Trey Leggett, Savannah, Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Trey Leggett — Georgia

John and I worked details together. He is an honorable man. My heart is heavy. I pray for the repose of his immortal soul. KJS

Kevin J. Street, Troy, AL

Prayers to his family he is God Angel now so fly high John will be sadly missed but not forgotten

Teresa Moore, Savannah, Ga

Our heartfelt condolences to the Phillips family.

Court Services Division, CCSO, Savannah, Georgia

Dad, words can't express how much Cheyenne and I will miss you. I'll miss our talks and your advice. The way we laughed and joked. Continue to watch over us, we still need you! Mom, I love you very much and I'm always here day or night!

Jennifer Phillips, Fort Washington, MD

Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort now, and in the days to come. Our sincere sympathy,

Sam and Mary Ault, Savannah,, Ga

So sorry for your loss. Please know we are praying for you, Pat and Josephine.

Ed and Robbie Forester, Savannah, Georgia

John was one of the good ones. Always had a smile and a kind word. He will be missed greatly by us and many, many others.

Herbert & Carol Harley, Savannah, GA

We are all going to miss John. He was like the energizer bunny. His sound advice and friendship are the things I admired most about him. Pat and Miss Jo remember anything you need all you need to do is ask. Love you guys!!

Richard Pfister, Savannah, Georgia

I loved John like a brother. He was a kind and gentle man who always thought about other people before himself. He bought me my very own personal Sheriff's jacket that I could wear on the outside of work. He was a giving and sharing man who would give you his last. I will truly miss him warm smile and cheerful hugs.

Sharon Wanda Aikens, Savannah, GA

Pat and Jo: Please accept our most sincere condolences for your loss.

Al and Madeleine Moros, Savannah , GA


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