Earl Phillips Dies at 85
He was in practice for 30 years in Douglasville, from which he retired to go into the ministry with Jim and Tammy Bakker for four years.
Dr. Earl Marchman Phillips, 85, of Powder Springs, formerly of Douglasville, passed away on Sunday, June 10.
He was born in Douglas County to the late Frank and Bernice Phillips on June 12, 1926. He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Potter, and three brothers, Ralph, Bill and Clint Phillips.
He is survived by the love of his life, Mary Ann Lay Phillips; a daughter, Floye Ann (Jim) Reed; a granddaughter, Robin (Eric) Eubanks; three great-grandsons, Jamie Reed, Jacob and Jackson Eubanks; and three dear friends, Charles and Betty Little and Sheila Miller.
Dr. Phillips attended Palmer Chiropractor College in Davenport, Iowa and graduated with honors. He loved all of his patients and strived to fulfill his oath of taking care of them.
He was in practice for 30 years in Douglasville, from which he retired to go into the ministry with Jim and Tammy Bakker for four years. After that, he and Mary Ann enjoyed many years of traveling the United States with a tour group.
His military service was with the U.S. Navy serving most of his time in Africa.
Rev. Don Johnson officiated with a going-home service for Dr. Phillips, with entombment at Rosehaven Memorial Gardens in Douglasville.
West Cobb Funeral Home was in charge of all funeral arrangements.
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