Phillips, Terry Lee

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Terry Lee “Chipper” Phillips, 54, passed away Sunday, July 8th, 2012 at his home in Snowville with his family by his side. Chipper was born January 9, 1958 in Radford to Kirby and Edna Phillips.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Phillips; sister, Judy Phillips; brother, Robert Boyd; father-in-law, Cecil Shelton; and brother-in-law, Clint Shelton. Chipper is survived by his wife of 29 years, Patty Phillips; daughter Emily McGrail and significant other Ken Richardson, of Radford; son Justin Smith and wife Holly, of Snowville; daughter Ashley Hill and husband Adam, of Midlothian; his grandchildren (the apples of his eyes) Olivia Smith, Gavin Smith, Jackson Hill, and Isaac Hill; father, Kirby Phillips of Radford; brother, Gary Phillips and wife Debbie, of Radford; sister, Debbie Jones and husband Tom, of Fairlawn; brother, Dean Phillips and wife Sonja, of Radford; sister-in-law, Arleta Boyd of Fairlawn; mother-in-law, Janet Shelton of Snowville; sister and brother-in-law Jerry and Karen Cox of Snowville, along with numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Chipper worked at Lewis-Gale Montgomery Hospital as a facilities management supervisor and truly loved his career. He was a hard worker; a dedicated husband, father, and Poppy who never hesitated to help anyone and always put other’s needs before his own; a friend to all. He has touched many lives with his kind heart, warm smile, uplifting personality, and humble demeanor. He remains an inspiration to us all.

Visitation will be held at Mullins Funeral Home in Radford on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Mullins Funeral Home with Pastor Neil Wood officiating. Interment will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin.

Special thanks to the National Institute of Health (NIH), Dr. Goldschmidt and Dr. McCoy at Blue Ridge Cancer Care, and Carilion Hospice and Home Health. We also want to express our deepest appreciation for the love and support that was shown to Chipper and his family from his loyal co-workers and friends at Lewis-Gale Montgomery Hospital during his long battle with cancer.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Chipper to the Foundation for the National Institute of Health to help support further cancer research at 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814.

The Phillips family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.