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Teddy McNair Phillips

September 1, 1951 — April 23, 2024

Wrens, GA

Teddy McNair Phillips, 72, a man of many talents and unwavering spirit, passed away on April 23, 2024, at Wellstar MCG (formerly Augusta University) Medical Center. Born on September 1, 1951, Teddy's life was a vibrant tapestry woven with colorful threads of adventure, camaraderie, and hard work.
 
Growing up in Wrens, Teddy held his roots close to his heart and always considered it to be his one true home. He graduated from Wrens High School in 1969, marking the beginning of a journey filled with diverse experiences and encounters.
 
Teddy's career trajectory was diverse and reflective of his free-spirited nature. From working at Huber (now Kamin), to moving to Florida where he worked in various jobs, to embarking on overseas assignments in Iraq and Afghanistan as a supply clerk for a government contractor, lastly, to driving for Enterprise in Augusta, he never shied away from new challenges.  

While Teddy's professional life was marked by transitions and excitement, his love for meeting new people remained a constant. Known for his affable nature and laid-back demeanor, he treated everyone as a friend. People were drawn to Teddy’s upbeat nature and his positivity about others—he never had a bad word to say about anyone.  He lived in the present and met each day with anticipation and his endearing personality made him a joy to be around, as he radiated congeniality wherever he went. 
 
A lover of travel, Teddy found solace and excitement in visiting casinos and traversing the vast landscapes of the United States. Friends recall him being a “rolling stone” and just “picking up and leaving” to go on another adventure. His athletic inclination from youth stayed with him throughout his life, manifesting in his unwavering support for various sports like baseball, football, golf, basketball, and hockey.
 
Although Teddy did not serve in the military officially, his time in Iraq and Afghanistan resonated deeply with his patriotic spirit. He cherished the dog-tags issued to him during this period as symbols of his connection to the country he loved.
 
Being an only child and never having married or having children, he is survived by cousins and extended family members. His many bereaved friends mourn his loss alongside them, including Angie Jones and Maurice Jenkins – individuals who held a special place in Teddy's heart and were with him through  the end.
 
In honoring Teddy McNair Phillips's memory, we celebrate a life lived fully—a life colored by laughter, friendship, and an unyielding zest for exploration—with a graveside service at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 with Chaplain Race Lariscy officiating at Wrens Memorial Cemetery where he will be laid to rest in the family plot alongside his parents.

Because of their unexpected loss, memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are strongly urged to be made to James Funeral Home by mailing your check to PO Box 588, Wrens GA 30833 or by clicking on the following link: https://www.jamesfhwrens.com/resources/make-a-payment
 
Let us carry forward the essence of Teddy's enduring spirit – one that embraced each day with open arms and saw the world as a canvas beckoning to be painted with moments of joy and connection.

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

11:00 - 11:45 am (Eastern time)

Wrens Memorial Cemetery

Hill St, Wrens, GA 30833

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