Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home

125 Idletime Drive, Greeneville, TN


Nathan D. Phillips

June 10, 1991June 21, 2020
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Nathan D. Phillips, 29, of Afton, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Johnson City Medical Center.

He was self-employed

Nathan was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include his mother and step-father: Michelle and James Brockwell; father and step-mother: Nelson Phillips and Wannette Knight; one son: Braydon; three daughters: Brittney, Dominique, and Destiny Foster; granddaughter: Sophia Johnson; fiancée: Felicia Norton; one sister and brother-in-law: Donna And Cody Shoemaker of Limestone; and nephew: Ethan Shoemaker.

Nathan was preceded in death by grandparents: Donnamae and Sebe Phillips and Shelby and David Mathes.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 am in the chapel of Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Ricker officiating.

Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Neal Brockwell, Keith Freshour, Matthew Gross, Michael Gross, Marty Guthry and Cody Shoemaker.


  • Michelle Brockwell (James), Mother
  • Nelson Phillips (Wannette Knight), Father
  • Braydon, Son
  • Brittney, Dominique, and Destiny Foster, Daughters
  • Sophia Johnson, Granddaughter
  • Felicia Norton, Finacée
  • Donna Shoemaker (Cody), Sister
  • Ethan Shoemaker, Nephew
  • Donnamae and Sebe Phillips, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Shelby and David Mathes, Grandparents (deceased)

  • Neal Brockwell
  • Keith Freshour
  • Matthew Gross
  • Michael Gross
  • Marty Guthry
  • Cody Shoemaker


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020


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Kelly Foulks

June 25, 2020

I met Nathan when he was 18. We spent time together and eventually had a beautiful baby boy, named brayden. He is precious and looks just like his daddy. I hope one day they will be reunited again in heaven, rest easy sweetie, brayden will always know that you loved him. He will live on in your memory. ❤

Wayne Blake

June 24, 2020

I am so sorry. I remember Nathan and Tyler at the garage during the summer months when they were just kids. Hard to accept that they are grown up and now Nathan is gone. Be strong. I won't be able to attend the services but you are all in my thoughts

Becky Aichholz

June 23, 2020

Donna I'm so sorry. I remember giving Nathan his first job always came to work very well groomed and wanted to learn everything. He is a very good young man and I know he is going to be missed by everyone he touched. My prayers are with all of you 🙏

Rose Murr

June 23, 2020

Very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Trina Wilds

June 23, 2020

Michelle I am so very sorry...my prayers are with you and your family....

Johnny Wilhoit

June 22, 2020

The Chuckey-Doak H S Classmates send our Prayers and Condolence to the family and friends of Nathan. He was and is apart of our CDHS family! He was a 2010 Graduate?



      Nathan D. Phillips was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Nathan will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Nathan was born on June 10, 1991 at Laughlin Hospital in downtown Greeneville, Tennessee. He was the son of Nelson and Michelle Phillips. Nathan grew up in Greeneville.

      Nathan was raised with one sibling. He had an older sister, Donna. Nathan was usually involved in all sorts of activities with his sibling. He and his sister experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      As a young boy, Nathan had a number of interests. Like most children, he enjoyed playing and making up games. He was curious about the world around him and was often eager to explore it. Nathan was an active child who took part in football with friends. He was in ROTC. In his spare time he liked working on cars, fixing things that were broken, and playing video games. Nathan's memorable achievements included being student of the day several times, reading achievements for reading so many books, and not missing a day from school in a whole year. However, to Nathan, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with his friends.

      A typical teenager, Nathan had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. He enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers. His favorite classes in high school were shop class and gym class.

      Always considered a “good” friend to those he knew, Nathan enjoyed a broad group of acquaintances and several very close friends during his lifetime. Some of his best friends were Michael McGhee, Dustin McGhee, Cody Freshour, and Tyler Johnston.

      Nathan worked hard to be a good father to his child and he did his best to fulfill his needs. Nathan was blessed with one child, a son, Brayden.

      Fortunately, Nathan enjoyed what he did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Nathan worked diligently and did his best to succeed in his career. His primary occupation was as a self-employed worker. He was employed for 4 years at Krystals, 1 year at DTR, and worked on and off the farm for 10 years. Nathan always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Nathan enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. His favorite pursuits were video games, working on electronics, listening to music, and getting and applying tattoos. He was content to enjoy his favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Nathan found pleasure in sports. In high school, Nathan played football with friends for fun. Nathan was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite events whenever he had the chance to do so. Tops on his list was football.

      Throughout his life, Nathan was a doer and was always actively involved in professional and community organizations. In high school, Nathan was a member of the ROTC.

      Nathan’s faith was important to him. He was baptized through Ottway Bible Church by Preacher Edward Cutshaw.

      Nathan enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for him to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included Virginia Beach and Florida.

      Nathan was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. He had several favorite pets (all were dogs): Sugar, Bruiser, Mojo, Lilu, and Mini; and a cat, Mama Cat. His pets lasted until the end of his life.

      Nathan passed away on June 21, 2020 at Johnson City Medical Center in room 2218 on June 21, 2020 ad 6:35 am. Nathan had a brain bleed from a fall. He is survived by his mother, father, sister, and son. Services were held at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home. Nathan was laid to rest in Liberty Cemetery in Chuckey, Tennessee.

      Simply stated, Nathan was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Nathan leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Nathan D. Phillips.