Michael Lee Phillips, 70, a life-long resident of Chattanooga, died February 27, 2020. Michael was born the son of the late Wesley and Bobbie (Fairbanks) Phillips on August 22, 1949. He was a retired fireman and paramedic for the City of Chattanooga and a former Reservist of the US Coast Guard and member of Sequoyah Church of God. Michael was a pilot, photographer, scuba diver and was passionate about radio-controlled planes, model rockets and guns. Michael will be lovingly remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather who loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Valla (Devine) Phillips. He is survived by children: Sean (Cindy) Phillips, Sheri (Eric) Rominger and Shannon Mejia; brother, Danny (Beverly) Phillips; and sister, Shirley Henshall; grandchildren: Mikayla, Gabriel, Evan, Lucy, Noah, Ethan, and Serena as well as a host of extended family and friends. Memorials may be made to The Forgotten Child Fund of Chattanooga. Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 pm Saturday, February 29, 2020 and Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 pm at Lane Funeral Home with funeral service to follow in the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with interment in Chattanooga Memorial Park officiated by Pastors Jimmy and Larry Lindsey. Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Home – 601 Ashland Terrace Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415. (423) 877-3524 Lanefh.com
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