Sgt Clyde E. Phillips Sr.

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Clyde was given the title “The Man, The Myth, The legend” by his granddaughter Samerrah who he fashionably nicknamed “Jack”. He was a son, brother, husband, father, pawpaw, great-grandfather, father-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Clyde worked for the Timken company for 17 years. He then went on to work for the Franklin County Sheriff for 28 years and retired May of 2015.

Clyde excelled in various positions such as; Sergeant, Detective, and Supervisor. He truly enjoyed his job and co-workers. After retirement, he maintained friendships with Jerry Posers, Mike Turner and Mike Powell just to name a few. He had so many! Clyde gave respect and was given respect from those he worked with and his friend Chuck Osborne.

Clyde earned many awards and commendations during his years of service such as; Homeland Security, Michigan and Ohio BCI Drug Task Force, HIDTA Drug Task Force, FBI Special Investigation Unit and many more. A job well done! Clyde was filled with so much pride when his son and namesake, Clyde Phillips II joined him at the Franklin County Sheriff Department before he retired.

Clyde Edward Phillips was born in Centreville, Alabama, November 25, 1950 to Jasper and Ada Phillips.

Preceding him in death are his parents, brothers, Willie James Phillips, Johnnie Phillips, Thomas Phillips and Billie Phillips; sisters, Marquerite (William) Dobyne, Dora (John Henry) Murphy and Dorothy Dukes.

Clyde leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of nearly 40 years, Alice Marie Phillips; children, Casandra (Carlton) Green, Krystal (Marvin) Draper, Lakesha (Joseph) Wyse, Clyde (Magin) Phillips II; bonus son, Michael Turner; 12 grandchildren, Marvin Draper III, Charisse Green, Khalyn Draper, Madison Draper, Christopher Green, Ebony Wyse, Essence Wyse, Elijah Wyse, Samerrah Phillips, Rashead Phillips, Jontice Phillips, Clyde Phillips III; great-grandchildren, Dallas Draper, Kynlee Baker; sisters, Rena Phillips of Brent, Alabama, Ada Phillips, Minnie (Jerry) Harvey of Columbus, Ohio.

All of Clyde’s family was very dear to his heart. He would have long conversations about gardening, family and hot topics.

Special nieces, Martha (John) Taylor of Colorado Springs, Mary Murphy, Patricia Driver, Tina Wilson, Willia Mae Phillips of Alabama; special nephew, John Murphy, Jr. of Alabama. Between Columbus, Ohio, Brent, Alabama and Colorado Springs, Cyde has 28 nieces and nephews, 23 great nieces and nephews and 34 great great nieces and nephews. Cyde maintained a close relationship with many cousins and childhood friends, from teachers to his high school coach, Mr. Miller and special cousins, Bruce Rutledge and Jimmy Martin, both from Brent, Alabama.

Visitation 9:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Saturday, April 16, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. Masks are required.
Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Michelle Hayes

    I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  2. We would like to extend our condolences to the family.
    May you draw comfort from God as he help you to cope with the heavyweight of your loss. Thinking of you all.

  3. Jonathan Dozer

    Clyde was not only a great task force boss but a good friend. He will be missed greatly. Please know that I will be keeping the entire Phillips family in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. God Bless all of you!

  4. Jackie phillips

    I will always love u uncle, i miss u, you are my hero!!!

  5. My condolences to you and your family, prayers and blessings in time of need, let God’s strength hold you, keep you safe and know you’re loved.

  6. Alice, You and the family are wrapped in god’s Warm embrace. He and the essence of loved ones that have gone and are watching over you will guide you in this heavenly journey. as we celebrate Clyde’s legacy. Glyde will forever be missed. He was such a gentle spirit. I will always remember his smile, how much he loved his family, his super cool cars and how clean they were always kept. I remember he drove us to pick up a pizza in one and I held the pizza in the air to keep from getting anything on the seats. Knowing Clyde, he would not have said any thing negative. One day when the time comes, we will laugh so hard we will cry for joy in the fond and loving memories that you and Clyde have created these past 40 years. The best part is that memories continue to grow. You are my mothers Twin and I know that she is by your side. Love, Second Oldest Cousin, Donnie

  7. For the family be strong and God loves you all!!

  8. My deepest condolence to the entire Phillip family. My uncle was a true leader and will be missed… I pray that you receive comfort during this great loss.

  9. Steve Overholser

    I worked closely with Clyde, every day, for over 7 years. Clyde was a source of strength and reason and I trusted him completely. We talked about family often, and Clyde lived for his family. May you feel the love of Clyde’s many friends and co-workers during this difficult time.

  10. Kagie (Butch) & Mary O. Stoudemire

    Much sympathy to Clyde’s family from his hometown friends in Centreville (Bibb County), Alabama. Absent in the flesh but present in the spirit. But definitely will be missed.

  11. Heard family in Des moines Iowa

    Our hearts were deeply sad to hear the news of our dear cousin Clyde. Prayers and hugs goes out to the family. And may God keep them in is loving arms. And give them peace. We love you family.

  12. Charmel Carter and Tony Bogan

    Condolences to the family

  13. Tressa Ann A Brinkley

    Prayers for the family, Clyde was a great person and a wonderful co-worker.

  14. Prayers and condolences for the family. Clyde was much more than a coworker. He was my friend. He was a man of high character and put himself in dangerous situations every day to make his community a better place. I was blessed to know him.

    • I love the words you wrote about Clyde – I hope you are happy and healthy! I plan to be at the services on Saturday; perhaps I’ll see you there 🙂 #5

  15. Evg. Dorothy Gilbert

    My love and prayers go out for Phil’s entire family. God is faithful to comfort, strengthen and to definitely provide your every need as you go through this difficult time. Ps 46:1 tells us that God is our Refuge and Strength a present help in time of trouble. Also, you know that I am always available to support and help – just as close as a phone call. Remember, God is faithful! You can depend upon Him. Casting all care upon Him because He cares for you and knows what you are going through, and He WILL provide without a doubt. Love you all.

  16. Aunt Dorothy Gilbert

    My love and prayers go out to Sandy, Krys, Kesha and the extended Phillips Family. I know the Lord will comfort, strengthen and definitely provide your every need as you go through this difficult time. Ps 46:1 God is our Refuge and Strength a present help in time of trouble. Also, you know that I am always available to support and help – just as close as a phone call. Remember, God is faithful! You can depend upon Him. Casting all care upon Him because He cares for you and knows what you are going through, and He WILL provide without a doubt. Love you all.

  17. Alice and family.
    You may not remember me but I will always remember Clyde and You and how much I thought of Clyde. I am so sorry for your loss and the loss of a good mad. Clyde was probably one of the nicest people who came out of Timken still a good man who made a great decision that changed his life for the better. He was born for success and I am so glad he made. I think of you all often and hope your family will get through this bad time and remember Clyde will be with you always. Love be with you always!

  18. Earl Littlefield

    Earl Littlefield and family send our sincere condolences to Alice and her entire family. Our prayers are with you. Clyde was a blessing to you and his family. he served the city with his dedication to the Franklin County Sherriff Department. He will be missed by a lot of people.

  19. Uplifting prayers for the Phillips family! Asking God to give you peace as you lay your love one to rest! God is able and He is here to comfort you during your time of grief and beyond. Have faith in his love, for he goes care for you!

  20. I worked with Clyde for 12 years and in every moment with him he conveyed his love of family, both personal and LE. He spoke often of Alice and was excited for retirement on 5-29-2015 because it meant more time with her and his garden. He was someone you could confide in, trust in. His son, Clyde Phillips Jr, daughter Latisha Wise, and the entire Phillips family are in my prayers as you grieve the loss of such a warm & beautiful soul. He gave 28 years to protecting the citizens of Franklin County and all who knew him are better people because of him!

  21. My prayers and condolences to the Phillips family. Clyde was such a pleasurable co-worker. He was always so kind. God has definitely gained another angel.
    God Bless

  22. Praying for the family during this difficult time. Clyde was a really nice person person and co-worker.

  23. Aunt Alice and family, my condolences and prayers are with you during this sorrowful time in our lives. Uncle Clyde was my favorite Uncle. He was such a loving, caring, God fearing, and giving person. I know he’s with the Lord now. Remember being absent from the body is present with the Lord. I miss you dearly, Uncle Clyde. Love, your oldest niece.

  24. My name is Jawea Howard and I am a coworker of Casandra’s. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and condolences to the family.

  25. Alice,
    My sincere condolences to you and the family. May God comfort you in this time of need.
    God Bless

  26. Our Hearts and prayers go out to all the Phillips Family. Clyde will truly be missed. We worked together for a number years. Clyde was a great man to work with and a true friend. Clyde lived for for family and make our community a safer place to live in. We will miss our dinners together.
    Always in our hearts.

  27. Frank & Julie Daniel

    We will miss you Clyde, Fly high our dear friend, you were one of the best!!!!!!

  28. Jerry Harvey Jr.

    Rest In Peace Uncle Clyde. My condolences to your wife, children, and grandchildren. You will be missed.

  29. Sincerest Condolences to the entire family, may God continue to bless each of you at this difficult time. Thank God for the footprints of smiles, laughter and fellowship for the PRICELESS MEMORIES that was made in Mobile, Al , sending thoughts prayers and LuvAll across the miles Cuzzzin ❤️

  30. Patrick Gilbert

    Uncle Phil. So sorry to have lost you. You were won of the Great One’s. My Condolences to the family and everyone who is suffering from your loss. Love you. Patrick Gilbert

  31. clemmie russell

    My Prayers and Condolence are with you and your Family ( RIH) a Friend I will Miss You Love always.

  32. I’m so sorry for your loss Alice ! Clyde & I share many laughs at Timken . It was a joy working with both of you for many yrs. . you certainly were one of “Charlies Angels ” So long ago & so many wonderful memories .Always in our prayers . GOD be with you .

  33. Stephenie Manns

    I wish I could be there in person to honor Uncle Clyde. He was such a wonderful, caring uncle. We will miss him dearly. Hugs and prayers for you Aunt Alice.

  34. To the Phillips Family,so sorry for your lost trust in God amazing grace to carry you in this difficult time until you are able to walk again.
    Casandra,Krystal, LaKesha and grand’s cherish the good memories.

  35. Praying for the family with love ❤ From your Detroit family.

  36. Dorothy Bullard

    Praying that you will be strengthen by your faith in almighty God during this difficult period in your life.

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