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Phillip Frank Sullivan
January 25, 1944 ~ October 5, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Phillip Frank Sullivan, 79, of Macon, Georgia, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2023. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at Hart’s Chapel at the Cupola, with Reverend Harriette Simmons officiating. The family will greet friends for a reception following the service.
Son of the late Henry Thompson Sullivan and Louis Huckeba Sullivan, Phillip was born on January 25, 1944, in Albany, Georgia. He moved to Macon in 6th grade and attended Alexander IV and Lanier High School, where he honed his competitive spirit playing football. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity.
Phillip's professional life was defined by hard work and dedication. He co-owned Dixie Truck & Parts before his significant tenure at the Walthall Oil Company. His career was marked by service, commitment, and an unfettered desire to create a positive impact within his work-circle.
Phillip's interests were wide and varied and contributed to the well-rounded person he was. He was an active member of several social organizations, including Idle Hour Country Club, Macon Civic Club, and Satilla River Club, where he gifted those around him with his infectious smile and joyful nature. He was a gifted storyteller, and his infamous yell could ignite laughter in any room.
A sportsman at heart, Phillip had a passion for fishing and boating, often venturing onto rivers, lakes, and oceans in pursuit of serenity. Hunting was another favorite pastime that brought him joy. His humor was unmatched, and he relished in pulling pranks and teasing those closest to him. He loved to celebrate life, valuing festive gatherings and going the extra mile to accomplish any task.
Notably, Phillip's faith played an indispensable role in his life. He was a cherished member of his church community and was known for his ability to defuse any tension effortlessly, demonstrating his skill for making everyone feel comfortable and accepted. He believed in celebrating the lives of others through his considerate gestures, one of which was his timely 6am phone calls, wishing his family and friends a Happy Birthday.
To describe Phillip as faith-filled, loving, and selfless would only scratch the surface of a man who dedicated his life to service, joy, and love. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Ruth Sullivan; daughter, Anna Lee Bound (Luke); grandson, Sullivan Bound; sister-in-law, Jean Sullivan; nieces and nephews: Henry Thompson Sullivan III, Lowe Kinman, Lee Bailey, Jim Kinman, Shawnda Corbin, Lee Corbin, Steve Corbin, and Bill Corbin; and cousins, Carla Dodd and Jackie Biggers.
In addition to his parents, Phillip was preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Sullivan; aunt, Jerry Douthit; and sisters-in-law, Carol Corbin and Mary Marbut.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Georgia Industrial Children’s Home, 4690 N. Mumford Rd. Macon, GA 31210, Martha Bowman United Methodist Church, 500 Bass Road, Macon, GA 31210, or donor’s favorite charity.
Please visit www.hartsmort.com to express condolences.
Hart’s at the Cupola, Hart's Mortuary and Cremation Center, 6324 Peake Rd, Macon, GA 31210 has charge of the arrangements.