Phillip “Phil” McCoy Durrence Jr., passed away Friday, August 28, 2020 in Chattanooga, TN surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Glennville, Georgia and had been a Chattanooga resident for over Thirty years. Phil was an attorney by trade, but was better known for his big personality and generous spirit outside of the courtroom. Phil took special joy throughout his life in coaching his son’s little-league sports teams, telling tall-tales around a backyard bonfire, and listening to live music in almost every venue across the southeast. He will be especially missed for his semi-legal Fourth of July fireworks extravaganzas.
Phil is preceded in death by his Father, Phillip McCoy Durrence, Sr. and his sister, Patty Parks.
He is survived by, Two sons, Jasen and Kevin Durrence; his grandson, Kellan Durrence; his Mother, Marklyn Durrence; sister, Candice Derbecker, brothers-in-law, Dennis Parks and Alan Derbecker, Nephew, Derek Parks and nieces, Meagan Parks-Martinez and Morgan Derbecker.
Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 PM, Monday, August 31, 2020 at Chattanooga Funeral Home East Chapel, 404 South Moore Road, Chattanooga, TN.
Graveside Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery in Glennville, Georgia
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