Richard Merrill Phillips

Richard Merrill Phillips

January 1, 1958 - April 23, 2016

Richard Merrill Phillips

January 1, 1958 - April 23, 2016


In remembrance of our brother Richard Merrill Phillips, born on January 1, 1958 and passed away on April 23, 2016. He served honorably in the United States Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Sanna Eubanks. He is survived by his sisters, Jennifer Hurt and Debbie Wilson and brothers, Steven Phillips, Jim Eubanks and Jason Eubanks. He was affectionately known and loved as “Uncle Rick” to all his nieces and nephews.

The family will celebrate Richards life with a memorial service at a later date.

Cremation Society of Tennessee is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at

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5 responses to Richard Merrill Phillips

  1. Jay Peck says:

    My prayers go out to the family. Rich was a real good person to be stationed with. Always open to adventure. Got along with everyone and fun to hang out with. Fair winds and following seas shipmate! Jay Peck

  2. Terry C. says:

    Back in the day, Richard would not move if there was an Atlanta Braves game being played. He loved his baseball!!!

  3. Great guy, wonderful shipmate and a lot of fun to be around. Sincerest condolences to the entire family

  4. Pam says:

    Sent a gift in memory of Richard Merrill Phillips

  5. Jim Eubanks says:

    Richard was an individual before it was cool to be an individual. He always heard a different drummer and always lived to a different beat. He could be confounding at one moment and then agreeable the next. He was hot and then cold. He was argumentative and then agreeable. We all have conflicting traits yet we are, for the most part, decent human beings. Richard had his share of conflictions but he was my best friend and he was my brother. I miss him dearly. I miss our conversations. I miss his presence. I miss him.

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