Services set Sept. 7 for former Co. Commissioner Jerald Phillips


From Post staff reports
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 7 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Jerald T. Phillips, 68, of Lebanon.

Mr. Phillips, who served the 23rd District on the Wilson County Commission for eight years, passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011.

Mr. Phillips worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers for 33 years and worked with the Wilson County Civil Defense the forerunner of Wilson County Emergency Management Agency -- for 17 years. In his younger days he was active in youth sports, working as a Little League umpire.

Services were conducted by Brother Billy Trice. Interment followed in the Fairview Cemetery, located in the Norene Community.

Survivors include: his wife of 48 years Patsy Agee Phillips; children Cindy (Bobby) Lackey, Randall (Britt) Phillips and Micheal (Tammy) Phillips; brother-in-law Vaughn Akins; grandchildren Pamela (Bobby) Pruitte, Rebecca Fisher, Jeff Shaffer, Micheal Shaffer, Bryson Phillips, Alyssia Lackey, Branton Phillips and Logan Lackey; and great-grandsons Aaidan Bollenbeck and Jesse Shaffer.

He is preceded in death by father James Thomas Buddy Phillips, mother Eura Mae Hall Phillips, and great-grandson Justin Dakota Pruitte.

Active pallbearers included: Harold Scoot Edwards, Jackie Jenkins, Tommy Phillips, Bubba Phillips, Gordy Graves and Robert Hutson. Honorary: WEMA, Corps of Engineers, Charles Morris Jones, Randall Hall and Emmanuel Harris.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.