Phillippe Armand Cournoyer

29 mai , 19428 septembre , 2019

Phillippe A. Cournoyer, age 77, of Pickens, South Carolina, born in Webster, MA May 29, 1942 went to be with his Lord on September 8, 2019. He leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years, Diane, his beloved family including his son Stephen, daughter in law Jennifer, and grandchildren Levi, Maggie and Lucille. He leaves behind two brothers, Robert (Joan) and Lawrence, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Phil was a proud Navy man for twenty years where he retired as a Chief Engineman. A disabled veteran, he is a member of the American Legion Post 11, having served as a past Commander and Zone Commander. He is also a member of the Knights of the Columbus, Peter Villano Council 9576. He was a charter member of the Fr. Barney Lohmann Assembly 3065 in Pickens, South Carolina where he served as a Faithful Navigator and Color Corps Commander. Phillippe served on the Pickens County Literacy Society and was a charter member of OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute.

He loved his community and was not afraid of hard work. He was known for his wood working and loved his gardening, travel and was a collector of American History. Phillippe was a man with stories to share, a big voice and an even larger heart for anyone he met. He knew everyone in town.

A visitation will be held Wednesday evening, September 11, 2019 from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. at Dillard Funeral Home, 2402 Gentry Memorial Highway, Pickens, South Carolina 29671. A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Pickens, at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday September 12, 2019.

Interment will be at Bonaventure Cemetery on Friday September 13, 2019 at 330 Bonaventure Road, Thunderbolt, GA 31404

In lieu of flowers the family is asking that you make a contribution to one’s charity of choice or Holy Cross Catholic Church, Pickens, South Carolina.

Dillard Funeral Home, Pickens, S.C., is assisting the Cournoyer family in making arrangements. (864) 878-6371.


  • Visitation mercredi, 11 septembre , 2019
  • Funeral Service jeudi, 12 septembre , 2019


Phillippe Armand Cournoyer


Gordon Levy

12 septembre , 2019

I got to know Phil through the Literacy Association and very much looked forward to chatting with him. He had a wonderful, outsized personality and was a lovely man. My wife and I extend our sincere condolences to his family.

RobbieAnn White

10 septembre , 2019

Diane and family, We will all miss Phil. He was a great fellow and he loved you very much. Diane, I remember when I first met you both at the Clemson Chapter of NARFE meeting in Seneca. He seemed bigger than life. Always a man of honor and looking out for others.

You will be in our prayers. May our Lord give you strength.

Loving Thoughts,

NARFE Clemson Chapter 1079

Cathy Collins

10 septembre , 2019

Hi Diane, this is Cathy Collins, I read Phil's obit in the post and courier just wanted to reach out and say Praying for you and the family. I know you will miss him you guys were together a long time. May God Bless and keep you in this time of sorrow.