Phillip Eugene Harden

August 3, 1928February 7, 2019

Phillip “Phil” Harden, age 90, of Chattanooga passed away February 7, 2019 at his residence.

A native of Chattanooga, he was educated in the local schools and graduated from Central High School. He attended Bob Jones University as a seminary student. He also attended many special education courses in banking, finance, and insurance at University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado; at the University of Oklahoma Norman OMay; and the University of Chattanooga.

Phil was retired from SunTrust Bank. He was veteran serving in the 101st Airborne Division during the Korean War. He was an active member of New Heights Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ethel Jacocks Harden; one daughter, Patricia (Mike) Visage of Chattanooga.

The family will receive friends Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the East Brainerd Chapel.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 11, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at New Heights Baptist Church, 158 Ooltewah Ringgold Road, Ringgold, GA 30736 with Rev. Dan Hamby and Dr. Kerry Smith officiating.

Interment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

The family wishes to receive no flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Heights Baptist Church Building Fund.

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Please share your thoughts and memories at


  • New Heights Baptist Church, Building Fund



  • Funeral Service Monday, February 11, 2019


  • Entombment

Phillip Eugene Harden

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David Sowder

February 11, 2019

Phil was like a second father to me growing up in East Brainerd, the numerous fishing trips and tinkering on the old cars in our basement with Phil and my dad is truly one of my favorite memories. I was extremely sad to hear of Phil's passing and will miss his smile and laughter.

I will truly miss you buddy!

Kim Roberts

February 10, 2019

Aunt Ethel,
I am thinking of you and praying for you during this time. I will talk to you soon. Love, Kim

Coy Woody

February 9, 2019

Always enjoyed talking with Mr. Harden. He was a very nice man, and always had a solid handshake for our conversation starters. Sleep well sir.