Feb. 24, 2008, obituaries

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By The Staff

Howard Wayne Phillips

Howard Wayne Phillips, 83, of Kingston, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, in Roane Medical Center, Harriman.

A member of Kingston First Baptist Church, he was retired from Union Carbide with 40 years of service. He loved sports, especially basketball, playing golf and fishing. His real joy was singing gospel music. He was a member of the Enthusiastics Band, which won the Tennessee Volunteer Award and performed at nursing homes, churches and various other charity functions.

He was preceded in death by parents, Seth and Stella Phillips; brothers and sister-in-law, Ralph Phillips and Carl and Ruth Phillips; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Nero and Jewell Baker; brothers-in-law, Jim Baker and John Baker; sister-in-law, Marion Baker; and son-in-law, David Shriner.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mary Phillips of Kingston; daughter and son-in-law, Sue Shriner Rhodes and Bob Rhodes of Knoxville; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Meagan Shriner Henline and Charlie Henline of Lenoir City; and sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Teena and Hurchel York and Franklin Baker, all of Powell.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston. Funeral service will follow in the chapel, with Minister Scott Cagle of North Star Church, Knoxville, officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Fairview Cemetery.