Kenneth Phillips


Kenneth Ray “Ken” Phillips, 56, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday Jan. 15, 2019, in an Ooltewah health facility.

He was born on July 14, 1962, along with  his twin sister, Kathy, in Chicago, Ill., to Eugene and Betty Phillips.

He spent most his life in Kentucky, Cleveland, and Ooltewah. He was a Christian and member of Silverdale Baptist Church in Chattanooga. He graduated from UTC in Chattanooga with a bachelor's degree in accounting and retired from Gill Inc. in Trenton, Ga., as a controller. He was a loving husband, father, son, and brother. He loved his family very much, as well as his little dog, Monster.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Dora Thompson, and Dewey and Lesthie Phillips.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of 33 years, Tammy Geren Phillips; son, Matthew A. Phillips, both of Ooltewah; his parents; and twin sister, Kathy Phillips of Aurora, Ill.; sister, Karen Maynard (Larry) of Woodridge, Ill.; one brother, Kerry Phillips of East Ridge; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins, and the Geren family.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday  at Silverdale Baptist Church, North Ooltewah Campus. 

A Celebration of Life service will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, following visitation, with Mark Habermas officiating. Interment will follow the service at Johnston Cemetery.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Ken, or your condolences with his family, at his online memorial located at

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Phillips family with these arrangements. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.


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