Sam Phillips, 82, of Brooklet, Georgia, passed away peacefully in his sleep May 6, 2019, at his home. His wife of 39 years, Sandy Phillips, 74, passed away the next day May 7, 2019.
Sam was born in Oneida, March 17, 1937, and was preceded in death by his daughter, Marisse Miller; parents, William Harrison and Barbara West Phillips; and brother, James “Hal” Phillips.
Sam, after serving honorably in the United States Air Force, worked 27 years as an aircraft mechanic for Delta Air Lines. He had a great passion for airplanes and obtained his pilot’s license. Later, he proudly operated his own business working on various aircraft at his personal hangar and airfield.
Sandy, born in Savannah, Georgia, was a talented hair stylist and owner of Shear Design Studio. She was a devoted mother and wife. Through her husband, she developed a passion for flying, and she obtained her private pilot’s license.
Between the two, they leave behind a son, Marvin (Doris) Phillips; daughters, Tina (Paul) Haynes, and Amanda Perkins; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service for both was held May 13, at Crossroads Community Church in Statesboro, Ga.