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CRAIG DARNELL PHILLIPS, SR.

Craig Darnell Phillips, Sr., 59, of Savannah, Georgia, died Wednesday evening, August 12, 2020, at Memorial University Medical Center.

Born in Savannah, Georgia he was a son of Dicie Lee Kerby Phillips and the late Harry Ansley Phillips. Craig worked in construction as a roofer.

Survivors include his mother, Dicie Lee Kerby Phillips; sons, Craig “Boo” Darnell Phillips, Jr. (Shannon), Russell “Rusty” A. Phillips; stepsons, Chris Brown and Michael Byron and his wife and daughter; grandchildren, Haley Phillips and Bailey Phillips; a great-grandson, Logan Lee Sikes; sisters, Linda Bragg and Patricia Knight; brother, Richard “Richie” Allen Phillips, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10 until 12 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, August 18, 2020, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 12 noon Tuesday, August 18, 2020, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by the Reverend Randall E. Jeffers. Interment will be in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

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  1. Judy Hutchinson says:

    So sorry to learn of Craig’s passing. My husband and I have worked with him for many years. He was “old school “. I would call him, give him an address, he would go look at the job, call me back with a price and time that his crew could do it. We would agree, then I would write him a check and put it under the front door mat at my house. I always knew he would do a good job and he always knew he was going to get paid. He was an outstanding business man and a good person. He will be missed by the Savannah community.

  2. Melissa Rivers says:

    My thoughts & prayers are with Craig’s sons & family during this difficult time.

  3. Emory DENHAM says:

    Praying for Craig’s Family. Savannah lost a great man this week.
    RIP Craig

  4. Michael Mitchell says:

    You were the best dad in the world and my best friend! You raised me my whole life when you didn’t have to! You always listened and cracked jokes daily! You were my rock and taught me so much! I may not have been your biological son but you always treated me like I was! You showed me what it was to be a man and a father! You were my role model and who I always wanted to be like! You were the best fisherman this world has seen, literallyy could catch a fish with just a hook! I miss you and love you dad and can’t wait to see you again.. My life will never be the same without you in it..

  5. Elaine Phillips says:

    I will always love you and carry you in my heart we had 30 years and so many memories. We just talked about doing pictures since baby Teagan is almost a month and you were so excited to have this grandbaby. Your memory will always live on and will never be forgotten.. I love you with all my heart and can’t wait til we meet back up in heaven. Michael is really struggling with this so plz watch over him a lil extra I love you always

  6. Debbie Doty Floyd says:

    This was such sad news to hear this week. I met Craig back in 1980. Through the years it was very clear that Craig was a wonderful father and a good man. My prayers are with the family during this very sad time.

  7. Mike Kenny says:

    I didn’t know Craig but only in passing a few times. I do know he worked extremely well throughout all the years. He was one of those guys that enjoyed doing what we roofers do. May God Bless him and see his family thru this difficult time.

  8. Mike Cannon says:

    Craig and I have been friends and competitors in the roofing industry for better than 30 years. That’s when there were no nail guns, and doing a 40 sg. job a day with a roofing hatchett and just a couple men was something to be proud of. Craig was a hard working man, and will be missed. May Our LORD GOD IN HEAVEN bring Peace and Comfort to His Family.

  9. Sharon Cleland says:

    May the Holy Spirit comfort you sister Elaine and Michael in your time of heartache and loss. I am one phone call away. I love you both.
    Sister Sharon Cleland LifeSpring Worship Center.

  10. Robert D Wiggins says:

    I miss this Great Gentle Giant , went to fix his shower at his new homstead on the water, got him to look at a roofing job , called me told me he had another project at home, got covered up thought he was mad no answer should have thought something was wrong LOVE THAT BROTHER I HAD A HARD TIME TONIGHT TRYING TO PROCESS THIS I KNOW HE S NEXT TO THE LORD NOW!!

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