Jerry Glen Phillips passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at Big Bend Hospice House in Tallahassee.

Mr. Phillips was born in Texas on Nov. 10, 1941. He is survived by his daughter, Michelle Bowes; son-in-law, Larry Bowes; grandchildren Jacqueline Bowes and Aidan Bowes; sisters Gwendolyn Willis and Brenda Lavergne; brother James Taylor; and many friends.

Although born and raised in Texas, Mr. Phillips has been a resident of Eastpoint for 20 years. Mr. Phillips arrived in Eastpoint on a fishing boat and then knew he had found his home. He loved this area and its people and made them a part of his family.

A memorial to celebrate his life will be held on his birthday, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at 2 p.m. in Eastpoint at Marion Millender Park overlooking the bay he loved so much. Everyone is welcome to come be with his family and friends on his special day.

An extra special thank-you is sent out to Weems Memorial and Big Bend Hospice House of Tallahassee for making his last days as comfortable and dignified as possible, not only for Mr. Phillips but also for his family. These people are truly extraordinary in their caregiving.