Charlie Earl Phillips, Sr., age 77, of Knoxville, died July 28, 2016, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2016, at Bethel Baptist Church with Levy Corey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services. He was preceded in death by his parents, C.R. Phillips, Hortense Phillips and wife, Linda Phillips. Survivors include his daughter, Ann Keating (Don); sons, Charlie E. Phillips, Jr. (Lisa) and Paul Phillips (Jane); grandchildren, Russell, Nikki (Bobby), James (Charlaina), Lauren, Ashlyn, Lindsey and David (Terry); and great- grandchildren, Cameron, Erin, Bobby, Georgia, Nate, Logan, Cadence, Jamie (Brandi), Amanda, Jack and Ava Grace. Charlie was born in Greene County on December 10, 1938. He graduated from Greene County High School. He worked as a mechanic most of his life; starting at Yarborough Motor Company in Eutaw and retiring from the Tuscaloosa County Bus Shop as shop foreman. Serving Christ and loving his family were his whole life. He was a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church and continued to be faithful, after the loss of the love of his life last year, after 51 years of marriage. He was dearly loved by his family. He taught his children the value of a family. He never met a stranger and all who knew him, loved him. He has missed Linda every day that she has been gone and is now in Heaven with the love of his life. Pallbearer will be Allen Marlowe, Logan Wilson, James Wilson, Tim Hitt, Carl Spurgin, Leslie Burroughs, John Clayton and Derek Mink. Honorary pallbearers are members of Bethel Baptist Church, members of New Hope Baptist Church, Employees of Tuscaloosa County Bus Shop (past and present), nurses and staff of DCH Trauma Surgical ICU, 4 South and a special thanks to Lisa Heravi, Ann Thurston and to Alex and Jodi for standing by us through the final moments. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Bethel Baptist Church VBS Fund.