Gerald Dan Phillips, 80, of Hendersonville passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Brian Center of Hendersonville. A native of Haywood County, he lived in Henderson County the last thirty-eight years. Gerald was an Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He retired in 1977 after twenty-two years of service. During his second tour of duty in Germany he met his wife, Christine. More recently Gerald worked as a machinist in Tool & Dye, retiring at the age of sixty-two.
Survivors include his loving wife of fifty years, Christine Phillips; a son, Ralph Phillips and his wife Monica of San Antonio, TX; a daughter, Patricia Phillips of Arden; three grandchildren, Monique, Andrew, and John; a twin sister, Judith Ann Sheppard and her husband William of Hendersonville; a brother, Robert Phillips and his wife Gail of Lake Placid, FL; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 2:00 pm Sunday, February 15, 2015 in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jared Mathis will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 pm prior to the service in the chapel. Private inurnment will take place in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fisher House Foundation, Inc., 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850, www.fisherhouse.org, or Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, NC 28806.