McEwen Funeral Service-Derita Chapel

6300 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, NC



December 23, 1962April 24, 2019

John Barry Phillips, Sr., 56, passed away Wednesday April 24, 2019.

Born Dec. 23, 1962 in Jacksonville, FL., Barry is the son of the late Robert "Sonny" and Sandra Williams Phillips.

A graduate of North Mecklenburg High School, he had worked as a welder/pipe fitter.

Survivors include his 3 sons, John Barry Phillips II, James Michael Phillips and his wife, Christal, and Jacob Doyle Phillips; a granddaughter, Brayleigh Skye Phillips; a brother, Timothy Phillips.

Funeral services are planned for 10:00 am Saturday, April 27, 2019 at McEwen Funeral Service-Derita Chapel, 6300 Mallard Creek Rd., Charlotte, NC 28262. Friends may visit Friday evening, April 26, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home. Committal services and burial will take place at Charlotte Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences may be made at www.mcewenderitachapel.com.


  • Visitation Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Committal Service & Burial Saturday, April 27, 2019



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crystal trull

September 12, 2019

just wanted to say hey and me and the kids miss you so much, we talk about you all the time we love you , I got the a pool table like you wanted and they love it Jake's really good him and James plays all the time got to go now please help we watch over the all of them love always and for ever

Angie McGee

April 30, 2019

I will miss you every single day for as long as I live as no one ever loved you more than I did.

Debbi Grant-Franklin

April 26, 2019

I was a classmate of Barry’s and I’m so sorry for your loss! Praying for the family!

Sherry Rembert

April 26, 2019

Barry was my next door neighbor. He was one of my best friends growing up. Boy did we play lots of basketball!
My heart goes out to his family

Donna Massey

April 25, 2019

Our families was very close. Always at each others house after ballgames. Great times. Barry will be missed. Love to Aunt Sandy. Love Donna Massey