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Thomas G. "Jerry" Phillips

Thomas G. "Jerry" Phillips
  • July 30, 1945 - April 21, 2020
  • Goose Creek, South Carolina

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“We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and if there is anything we can do please let us know. ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Brant Roberts - Friend


2 of 21 | Posted by: Frances Hubbard - Bonneau, SC

“Both Tom and I are saddened to hear about Jerry. We always had delightful conversations ranging from his Father, Mother, sons, siblings, work,...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“My heart and thoughts are with all of Jerry's family today, especially with Jerry's mother, Rita Phillips. Jerry was a great and supportive...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Rosemary Chapman - Mount Pleasant, SC

“PRAYERS FOR YOUR FRIENDS ALONG WITH YOUR FAMILY!!! GOD BLESS!!! ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: talmage (tanny &georgia) Hughston - SC

“My deepest sympathy goes to your Family and my friend rita "your mother" so sorry to hear of your loss ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Frances JOHNSTON - SC - Friend


7 of 21 | Posted by: Robert/Cathy Dales - summerville, SC


8 of 21 | Posted by: Robert/Cathy Dales - Summerville, SC

“Rest in Peace, my friend. What a wonderful mind you have. So very kind. We will think of you often and remember you with a smile. ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Maggi YERGIN - MONCKS CORNER, SC

“So sorry to learn about Jerry's death.WE ( Raymond and I) had falls in Feb. then he dies on March 2ns so I haven't been to see Rita since early Feb. ...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Nelle Allen - Charleston, SC

“Troy, sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Your dad was always a pleasure to be around. Barbara and I pray for comfort and peace to you and your...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Charles Reed - Mount Pleasant, SC

“My deepest sympathy is extended to Jerry's family. Jerry was a great Systems Engineer for Santee Cooper back in the IBM days. He was always...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Jane Freeman - Goose Creek, SC

“You will missed.I Love you we had a lot of good times alot of lunches and dinners. I enjoyed sitting in your homes and watching TV together ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Harriet Hughston - Goose Creek, SC

“My deepest sympathy to Rita and the family. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Peggy Hanson - Hanahan, SC

“What a lifetime of memories I had with your family! Mr. Jerry, you will be missed! Thoughts and prayers for the family. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Ronnie Broach - SUMMERVILLE, SC

“To Jerry's family and friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences. Jerry was an integral part of a great IBM team where I worked as a Field...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Gerry Jasko - Centerburg, OH

“RIP big guy, you were always the one I could discuss a tax question with and turn it into debate...lol Your client always asked for the nice dressed...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Dee Smith - Summerville, SC

“To Jerrys family and friends, please accept my condolences. Jerry was part of a great IBM team where I worked as a Field Manager during the 80's and...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Gerry Jasko - Centerburg, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Jerry was our neighbor for many years and we had an opportunity to catch up for an hour or so a...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Tammy Rogers - Goose creek, SC

“You will me missed. Love you Jerry ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Harriet Hughston - Goose Creek, SC

“To the the Phillips Family, I am so sorry that Jerry has passed away. He was just too young to leave this world. I guess he is one of the last IBM...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Barbara Humphries-Miller - SC


Thomas G. "Jerry" Phillips, 74, of Goose Creek, SC, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

Jerry was born July 30, 1945 in Wilmington, North Carolina, the son of Rita Cohen Phillips and the late Thomas Alexander Phillips of North Charleston. He was a 1963 North Charleston High School graduate, who attended Clemson University and ultimately received his degree from Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester TEC in 1967.

Jerry retired from IBM after an accomplished career of over 30 years. In his retirement careers, he ran the custom frame shop of Butchie's By Design and enjoyed being a Senior Tax Analyst at H & R Block for the recent 16 years, enjoying serving his many customers. Respected, loving, kind, thoughtful, generous, dedicated, loyal, son, brother, husband, father, grandfather "Pop", uncle and friend. Jerry loved all things Clemson.

Surviving are his mother, Rita Cohen Phillips of North Charleston; two sons, Troy A. Phillips and wife Kelly of Mt. Pleasant and Dr. Scott A. Phillips and wife Jenny of Anderson, SC; four granddaughters, Emily, Taylor, Macy and Olivia; three grandsons, Carter, Cameron and Landon. Jerry is also survived by his lifelong love and friend, Ilona "Butchie" Phillips of Hendersonville, NC.

He will be greatly missed by many, including his buddies of the North Charleston ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) Club. He was a member of the Holly Hill Country Club, where he was an avid golfer for many years. Jerry was a Brother of Masonic Group Hammerton 332AFM.

In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his sister Linda Phillips Rheuark of Kinston, NC and his brother, Roger Harris Phillips of Greenville, SC.

Due to the extenuating circumstances of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic, the funeral services will be private; however, a Celebration of Life will be announced by the family at a later date for Jerry's extended family and many friends.

The service can be viewed by visiting: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/DWBF4HSY536YTRBS