Thomas Neil Phifer
Thomas Neil Phifer
  • July 5, 1927 - December 3, 2017
  • Charlotte, North Carolina

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Thomas Neil Phifer, 90, quietly was called home December 3, 2017. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. Mr. Phifer was born July 5, 1927, in Union County NC, to the late George Furman and Mary Lee Phifer.

Mr. Phifer was a loving and devoted husband to Jean and cared for her as long as he could through her battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was able to visit her one last time on Tuesday before his passing. We rest knowing that their love story will continue when they are joined together in heaven.

Mr. Phifer proudly served in the Marine Corps for two terms with the rank of Staff Sargent. He retired from the Allison Erwin Company after 29 years. After retirement he worked part time for Napa Genuine Parts for 12 years and Triangle Rent A Car for 14 years. He was a charter member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. For many years he served as a Sunday School teacher, Deacon and on numerous committees. He was a faithful servant and loved the Lord. He will be remembered for his loving, kind gentle spirit, sense of humor and big heart, but most of all being the best daddy EVER!

Mr. Phifer was preceded in death by his two sisters, Mrs. Glennis Tarlton, Mrs. Elizabeth Eason and brother L.T. Phifer. He is survived by his wife Jean Phifer of 70 years, son Scott Phifer and daughter Marie Phifer Childress. He had eight precious grandchildren, Thomas Davis, Jonathan Phifer, James Phifer, Chelsea Jones, Joshua Phifer, Ashley Childress, Grant Childress and Harrison Childress. He also had three beautiful great grandchildren.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church beginning at 11:00am. Funeral Service will follow at 12:00pm. Interment will take place at Sunset Memory Gardens.

Arrangements are under the care of McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park.