Gordon Reginald Phillips, age 89, passed away in Columbia, SC. Reggie was the widower of Edna Cogdil Phillips and the son of the late Reverend Alva L. and Ethel Swann Phillips, Sr. He was retired from CSX Railroad, a Navy veteran, and a member of First Baptist Church of Chester. Reggie was a member of Richburg Masonic Lodge 89, and a Shriner. In days of better health he was an avid golfer at Chester Golf Club where he was twice Club Champion, twice Super Senior Champion and four times Senior Champion.
He is survived by two grand-children, Sy Hughes (Sarah) and Alison H. Cobb (Michael); great-grand-children, Marshall and Porter Hughes. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca P. Hughes; his brother, Alva L. Phillips, Jr.; his sister Betty Baty.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Chester. A private graveside funeral will be held at Chester Memorial Gardens, Reverend Clay Waldrip will speak. Once the pandemic is over we invite you all to join us in a celebration of Reggie’s life at his favorite morning gathering place, Gene’s Restaurant in Chester.
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