December 22, 1944 - September 23, 2018
Born in Pittsburgh, PA
Resided in Knoxville, TN
Survivors include: his wife of almost 50 years, Georgia Phillippi; his brother, Clifford Phillippi; two sons; David (Julia) Phillippi of Brentwood, TN; Benjamin (Jennifer) Phillippi of Charlotte, NC; daughter, Erin (Andrew) Rust of Hixson, TN; and seven grandchildren.
He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Maryville College, a doctorate in psychology from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Phillippi retired in 2010 as a health service researcher with Blue-Cross, Blue-Shield. He was a veteran of Viet Nam. He was an active member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Knoxville, having previously served as council president. At the time of his death he was the volunteer business manager.
Services will be at 2 pm, Saturday, September 29, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 6900 Kingston Pike, Knoxville with Pastors Norma Johnson and Larry Richardson officiating. Burial will be in the church columbarium. Memorials may be made to the General Memorial Fund at Messiah Lutheran.
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Knoxville, TN United States 37919