• Joel “Patrick” Phillips
    Joel “Patrick” Phillips

Joel “Patrick” Phillips

On Saturday, August 5th, 2017 Joel “Patrick” Phillips went home to be with the Lord. He was 33 years old. He is survived by his loving parents Fred and Carla Bowers of Franklin, NC; his brother Jacob Bowers of Gastonia, NC; and his beautiful girlfriend Christina Vandenburg of Vero Beach, FL.
Growing up in the mountains of Highlands, NC, Patrick traveled extensively as a foreign exchange student, and he was fluent in French and Japanese. After returning from Japan, he relocated to Vero Beach, FL where he enjoyed the culinary arts, golf, deep sea fishing, watching college basketball and taking his dog River to the local park. Patrick loved film and was also an avid reader, having read hundreds of books in his lifetime.
Please join us on Sunday, September 10 for a celebration of Patrick’s life at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Franklin, NC. Receiving will be between 2 – 3 p.m., with the service beginning at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for the Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund.


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