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Douglas Carter Phillips

April 1, 1950 September 14, 2022
Douglas Carter Phillips
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Obituary for Douglas Carter Phillips

Douglas Carter Phillips, a lifelong resident of Highland MI, passed away surrounded by his family in the afternoon hours of Wednesday, September 14, 2022. He was 72 years old.


Doug spent his entire life in Highland, meeting Cheryl in 7th grade at Highland Jr. High, graduating from Milford High School in 1968. Doug and Cheryl married before their sophomore year in college and were together for the last 53 years. Doug started working at Thornton Nursery in 1965 when he was only 15 years old. He went on to buy the business just 7 years later, right before his final semester at Michigan State University. 2022 marked the 50th year he owned The Nursery. He loved that place, it was more than a business to Doug. It is a special place where he and his sons grew together and formed the strong bonds that have kept the family so close through the years. His legacy is not the business, nor the land; it is the relationships he grew and nurtured, like his trees, over the years.


Doug is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl (nee. Wood) Phillips; his sons, Brandon (Kate), Andrew (Talina), Treavor (Shawna), Rustin (Monica), Patrick (Kelly) and Mitchel (Julie); his grandchildren, Cass, Carter, Blade, Rex, Keira, Aria, Brenden, Hayley, Kellen, Grayson, Emmerson, Conner, Nikki, Sammi, Lexi, Evelyn and Ayden; his siblings, Donald (Mary Ann) Phillips and Kathryn Temple as well as many extended family members and close friends who Doug considered his family.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Betty Phillips and his brother, Robert Phillips.


Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Lynch & Sons, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, MI 48381 between the hours of 5:00PM - 7:30PM


Funeral services from Thrive Church, 680 W. Livingston Rd., Highland, MI on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 11:00am. Family and friends may gather at the church beginning at 10:00am. Pastor Tom Anderson to officiate.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to Thrive Church, 680 W. Livingston Rd., Highland, MI 48357





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Visitation

Sunday

18

Sep

5:00 PM 9/18/2022 5:00:00 PM - 7:30 PM 9/18/2022 7:30:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Service

Monday

19

Sep

11:00 AM 9/19/2022 11:00:00 AM
Thrive Church

680 West Livingston Road
Highland, MI 48357

Family and friends may gather at 10:00AM.

Thrive Church
680 West Livingston Road Highland 48357 MI
United States

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Thrive Church

680 West Livingston Road
Highland, MI 48357
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