Gary Mitchell Phillips, 76, of Mt. Gilead passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at his residence after a battle with ALS.
Funeral services will be 3pm Tuesday, March 12, at Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity 1500 S. Main St. Mt. Pleasant NC 28124, with the Rev. Daniel Dahl officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Phillips family will receive friends from 5-7pm Monday at Gordon Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant, 8559 Cook St., Mt. Pleasant NC 28124.
Gary was born January 28, 1943 in Cabarrus County to the late Ralph N. Phillips and Kathleen Cook Phillips. Gary went on to serve his country in the US Air Force. Upon his return home from service he was the owner and operator of Savastop convenience stores. In his time away from work he enjoyed car restoration and was an avid fisherman.
Gary is survived by his wife Sharon Barrier Phillips; son D. Mitchell Phillips; brothers James Phillips (Donna), Danny Phillips (Maria); sister Susan Phillips Simpson; step-daughter Myra McCarthy (Kevin); grandchildren Tyler McCarthy, Kyle McCarthy and Christopher Horton.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, P.O. Box 595 Mt. Pleasant NC 28124.