Phillip's Story

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Phillip Lynn Burress, 65, of Cleveland, Tennessee, entered heaven April 5, 2017. A former resident of Hazelton, he retired from Cinergy Power Plant and later worked at Volunteer Energy Co-operative in Meigs County. Phil was a wonderful carpenter and landscaper as well.
Phil is survived by his wife and faithful caregiver, Lettie Kirkpatrick Burress, and his son Dewayne (Heather) Burress and their three children of Princeton. He is also survived by four stepsons, Adam (Tiffany), Logan (Liz), Judson (Jenny), and Zane Kirkpatrick; and five stepgrandchildren. Three siblings, Monica Freyberger, Kem Burress and Kelly Burress, also survive.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Jenny Burress; his dad, Beecher Burress; and his mother, Mary Burress.
Phil's endless optimism and the courage that marked his incredible 5-year fight for stroke recovery impacted countless lives. His very full life will be celebrated at Waterville Baptist Church in Cleveland, Tennessee, where he was a member. Doors will open Friday at 4:45 p.m., with the service beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Graveside services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at White Church Cemetery in Princeton.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Burress family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com
Published on April 6, 2017
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