Mr. Coye Phillips, age 74 of Fremont and formerly of Tennessee, passed away on Friday evening, January 3, 2020 at his home. He was born on September 25, 1945 in Campbell County, Tennessee to Robert and Odessa (Byrge) Phillips. Coye had worked as a coal miner and for a landscaping company in Tennessee. He was an avid gardener and loved to fish in Tennessee and Michigan. Coye loved to sing and play guitar and banjo, performing bluegrass, gospel and old country music. He married Clara Phillips, and she precedes him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his siblings: Raymond Phillips, Elmer Phillips and Billy Phillips. He is survived by his children: Yvonne Bernath, Tim Phillips, Brian Phillips; Grandchildren: Kendall Bernath, Weston Bernath, Emilee James, Peyton Bernath; Great Grandchildren: Dante Bernath, Walker James; Siblings: Lester Phillips, Stella Phillips, Louise Phillips; Additional Family: Steve and Denise DeVries, Julie Atwood, Brenda Metzger, Albert and Vicky Burris. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in his home town in Tennessee at a later date. Suggested Memorial: Heartland Hospice. You can sign the online guestbook at www.kroeze-wolffis.com. Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.
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Heartland Hospice of Newaygo County
1053 W. Main Street, Fremont MI 49412