We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Beck Funeral Home
Doyle Denver Phillips of Augusta, Georgia, died on June 21, 2022, at the age of 81.
Doyle was born and raised in Murphy, North Carolina, the son of the late Willie Sue and
Willie James Phillips. Although he raised his family in Atlanta and Augusta, he treasured
his memories of growing up in the Appalachian Mountains.
In addition to his parents, Doyle was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Joan
Fountain Phillips, his brother Mack Phillips, and his sisters Brenda Rogers and Jean
He is survived by his wife Brenda Phillips; by his daughter Rhonda Loring (Walter) and
son Barry Phillips (Stacy); and by two grandchildren, Cooper Phillips (Amanda) and
Kendall Phillips. He also is survived by his stepchildren, Lois Ironside and Dean
Fountain, as well as siblings Harley Phillips (Tana), Geneva Guest, Diane Swinney and
Charles Phillips (Nancy).
Doyle was a loving husband and father who led by example and instilled strong values
in his children as he worked hard to support them and help them meet their goals in life.
In 1958, he was hired to sweep floors at Sonoco Products Company in Atlanta, and in
1978, he was promoted to Plant Superintendent to start up the Augusta division of
Sonoco. He retired from the company in 1995 after 37 years of service.
In his later years, he was richly blessed by his marriage to Brenda, and few things
brought him more pleasure than time with his grandchildren. Cooper and Kendall were
fortunate to have “Grandpa” in their lives into young adulthood.
The family will receive visitors at Beck Funeral Home, 898 Highway 441 S, Clayton, GA,
on Friday, June 24, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
A funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 25, at Blue Heights Baptist Church, 56 Cross Street, Mountain City, GA, with interment immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
American Cancer Society
2565 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 114, Gainesville, GA 30501, AB