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Granville “Phil” Louis Phillips Jr.

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Granville “Phil” Louis Phillips Jr., 65, passed away at his home in Cartersville, GA on January 7, 2021. Phil was born on August 7, 1955 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Phil had a laugh and a smile that was contagious.  He often shared his love for the water with his family and cherished friends. He enjoyed LSU football, being outdoors and spending time with his loved ones and dog, Maggie. He was the beloved soccer coach for the girls’ soccer team and a member of the football coaching staff at Cass High School for 18 years. Throughout his coaching career, he found fulfillment through loving the players that he coached as his own. Phil lived larger than life. He was a passionate and jovial man who brought so much love to all with whom he spent time. 

Phil is preceded in death by his father, Granville Phillips Sr, his mother, Alice Phillips and his sister, Linda Carroll. 

Along with his wife of twenty-one years, Terri Phillips, he is survived by his son, Sean (Jackie) Phillips and grandchildren Sean Jr. and Savannah of Huffman, Texas; daughter Erin (Casey) Potts and grandchildren Claire and Kate of Hammond, Louisiana; daughter Nicole Griffith of Atlanta, Georgia; son, Ben (Amber) Willis of Marietta, Georgia; sister, Geraldine (George) Carroll of Saucier, Mississippi; and many nieces, nephews and loving friends to honor and cherish his memory. 

The family will invite friends and relatives to a celebration of his life in the coming months. Please make donations to Cass High Athletics by mail or drop off to Cass High School located at 1000 Colonel Way White, GA 30184 in lieu of flowers. 

4 Comments To "Granville “Phil” Louis Phillips Jr."

Shelley Cromer On Jan 09 2021 at 8am
Such a sweet and caring man. I remember his laugh and smile and jokes from the times I hung out with Nicole- he will surely be missed!! Prayers going up for the family! Reply to this comment
Wendy and Sammy Simmons. On Jan 08 2021 at 7pm
I am just stunned and heartbroken by the loss of Coach Phil. What a great loss. He was such a funny, caring and vivacious man- thanks Coach for all you gave to the kids, “your” kids that is, and for putting up with us parents. And thanks to your beautiful wife and family for sharing you with us. Rest In Peace . . . Many thoughts and prayers to his family. Reply to this comment
Coach Brennan On Jan 08 2021 at 3pm
I am heartbroken. I love you and will miss you so much! Reply to this comment
Betty Pearce On Jan 08 2021 at 12pm
Will miss you Phil. Enjoyed all our time together wish it could have been longer. Thanks for loving and caring for Terri, Nicole and Ben. Reply to this comment
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