OBITUARY: Rikkie James Phillips


Rikkie James Phillips, age 73 of Watertown, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday morning, December 28, 2022 at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro.

Born Aug. 15, 1949 in Dighton, Kansas, son of the late John Hardie Phillips and Loise Gertrude Turner Phillips.

Rikkie was a US Navy veteran and former owner of Industrial Chemical Sales and Equipment.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta McKinley Phillips of Watertown; son, Jason Allen Phillips and Rebekah of Nashville and their son, Jordan; daughter, Melissa Ann Stansell and Jon of Conroe, TX, and their children, Bethany, James Michael, Riley, Baylee and Caleb; great-grandchildren, Jayden and McKinley.

Services to celebrate Rikkie’s life were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022 at Love’s Way Church at 310 Coles Ferry Pike in Lebanon. Military honors will be provided by the US Navy.


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