William "Shug" Phillips, 81, of Bear Creek died Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at UNC Hospice, Pittsboro.
Mr. Phillips was born in Chatham County on April 20, 1938 the son of Paul A. and Rosie (Hunter) Phillips. Shug was an active member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, a Veteran of the US Navy and a self-employed electrician. He was an avid deer hunter and found pleasure in a cup of morning coffee with the regular group at Bojangles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Madeline S. Moore; brothers, Homer, Bobby, Harland and Floyd Phillips. He is survived by sisters: Betty Carter and husband, Richard, Peggy Brooks, Doris DiMeo and husband, Tony; brother: James Phillips and wife, Bea; several nieces and nephews and his canine companion, Dan. The family will receive friends Friday, November 29, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC. The funeral will be Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 17721 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek with Rev. Darrell Garner and Rev. Buster Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Military Rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 17721 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek, NC 27207.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.