Phillip Kirby Diffee

April 20, 1958December 31, 2018
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Phillip Kirby Diffee, age 60, of Pinson, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018. Phillip was born April 20, 1958, in Lexington, TN. Mr. Diffee graduated from Beech Bluff High School and retired from Proctor & Gamble with over 30 years of service. He was a longtime member of Meridian Baptist Church, where he met the Lord and learned to love Him. He enjoyed watching westerns and war movies, and especially Andy Griffith. His greatest joy in life was found in his family, and he treasured time spent with his 3 grandchildren. He was a simple, kind, generous, and hardworking family man who quietly lived out his values and his faith. Phillip was preceded in death by his father, Sam Diffee, and his mother, Zula Diffee, both of Beech Bluff, TN. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sandra Diffee; daughter, Ryan Diffee; son, Will Diffee; two grandsons Wyatt and Ty Diffee; and one granddaughter, Kaydee Diffee, all of Jackson, TN. He is also survived by two brothers, Sammy and Bruce Diffee; and one sister, Barbara Pusser (James), all of Beech Bluff, TN. He is loved and remembered by his father-in-law, Troy Sullivan, and multiple brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews, and friends. A visitation with friends and loved ones for Phillip will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM at Meridian Baptist Church, 161 Harts Bridge Rd., Jackson, Tennessee 38301. The funeral service will occur Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 1:30 PM, with the burial to follow at Ebenezer Cemetery. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Diffee family.


  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • The Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2019

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Steve Foster

January 6, 2019

Phillip hired in on the same team I worked on. We shared many laughs through the years. Recently, saw him last at Harbor Freight, our last visit was reminiscing working together, how much fun we shared. Phillip was a true friend, a good family man, good friend in this day is hard to find, a Godly man, solid in character & integrity as they come. Fly high my friend!

Lisa Cronin

January 6, 2019

Sandra, Ryan, & Will,
I cannot imagine what you are going through but one thing is for sure and please let this be some peace for you, Phillip is well now and in Heaven. He is watching over all of you and those precious Grandchildren. Speak of him often to those babies and show them pictures so they always remember what a great man, dad, husband, friend and Granddaddy he was. He will be missed by many. We have always thought the world of y’all. Please know you have our prayers and our deepest condolences.
Love Always, Steve, Lisa, & Brandie

Dee Wallace

January 5, 2019

Your co-workers from P&G/ Kellogg love you very much. We will truly miss you Phillip. Thank you for all your love, your friendship and most of all sharing and spreading your love for God to all of us. May you rest in love and in the presence of the Lord.

Nona Brummett

January 5, 2019

We moved to Raines Springs Road and Philip was the first to welcome us to the neighborhood. He was always so friendly we missed seeing him after they moved but would get a glimpse of him when he visited Troy he will be so missed.

charlie crowell

January 3, 2019

I work at Kelloggs on D-team north. Phillip's A-team relieves us on most days. Even though I didn't know Phillip very well, we would always speak and greet each other in passing. Just in that casual contact I considered Phillip a friend and will certainly miss him.

Danny Landreth

January 2, 2019

Dear Diffee Family , Our family extends our deepest sorrow over your loss , I knew Phillip from work at Kellogg's, May God bless you with wonderful memories and give each of you peace .
Phillip lived a life that others could see Christ in him .

With Love & Prayers , Danny ,Emily & Ross Landreth

Delinda Mitchell

January 2, 2019

Our family has great memories of you, you were loved by many that will miss your sweet caring spirit.. Prayers for your family..

Peggy Johnson

January 2, 2019

Phillip always blessed my heart with his love for Jesus. Also his caring and compassionate heart for people. You will be greatly missed. Love you ❤️

Delight Wallace

January 1, 2019

Phillip let me know every time I saw him that he was praying for me. That’s the kind of man he was, always thinking and doing for others, even after death with his organ donations. Love and prayers to your family

Holly Davis Garrett

January 1, 2019

Always a nice man. Love the Diffee family. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.