Mr. James Leroy "Roy" Phillips

  • Born: February 5, 1928
  • Died: January 30, 2020
  • Location: Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel

3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway
Charleston, SC 29414

Tel. (843) 763.7664

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to James by adding your memories and photos.

Mr. James LeRoy (Roy) Phillips, husband of Louise Pace Phillips, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the age of 91. His Funeral Service will be held Monday, February 3, 2020 in Grace United Methodist Church, 1601 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard at 12:00 p.m. The family will receive friends Monday in the church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will follow in Florence Memorial Gardens, 3320 S. Cashua Dr, Florence, SC 29501. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.

Mr. Phillips was born February 5, 1928 in Mullins, SC, moving to Marion at a young age. He was the son of the late Mr. Hobson Dewy Phillips and Mrs. Ida McCumbee Phillips.
He was a manager with BellSouth retiring in 1987 with over 39 years of service and a retired Captain with the US Army Reserves.

Mr. Phillips was a member of Grace United Methodist Church since 1966 serving in many capacities, including an active role with the Men's Club. He was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

He was a devoted husband of over 66 years, a father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was loved by his family and friends as he was always known for his smile for everyone. Roy would especially swell with pride when asked about his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren - and he would do anything for his family.

Roy loved sports, especially football as he was a star quarterback at Marion High School - earning a scholarship to a small college in Mississippi. And of course, he loved the Atlanta Braves, rarely missing a game on TV.

He was predeceased in death by two brothers, Hobson Dewy Phillips, Jr., and Frank Leslie Phillips. He is survived by his wife Louise Pace Phillips of Charleston, SC; his son James L. (Jim) Phillips, Jr. (Jennifer) of Oak Island, NC; his daughter Stephanie Louise Baker Lambert (Rick) of Palmetto, FL; grandchildren Kathryn Louise Crocker (Jed); Daniel Phillips; Rushton Baker (Troilyn); Compton Baker (Molly) and seven great grandchildren.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 1601 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston, SC, 29407 or Crescent Hospice, 4401 Belle Oaks, Dr., Suite 105, North Charleston, SC, 29405.


Condolence & Memory Journal

April 05, 2020

I just learned (online) about your loss of Roy, and am so sorry.
Gussie B. Avant
Florence, S.C.

Posted by A friend   April 05, 2020

My sincere condolences to the entire family, especially you, Louise! Daily, reflect on all of the wonderful years and memories that all of you shared with Roy, dad and granddad!.....Priceless!!!!

Posted by Richard Gomez - Charleston, SC   February 03, 2020

I worked with Roy's wife, Louise. She and Roy were a wonderful couple. I remember Louise talking about him quite often. They always seemed so happy and very much involved with their family. I have not seen them in quite sometime, but I will always remember Roy as a wonderful person7

Posted by Sheila Colley - Pataskala, OH - Family Friend   February 02, 2020

I adopted you both in 1974. So special to Belinda & me. RIP Uncle Roy. Give Belinda huge hugs for me!

Posted by Susan Anderson - richmond, VA - Friend   February 01, 2020

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