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Phillips, Clifton Woodland -

Tullahoma - On Sunday, November 25, 2018, Mr. Clifton Woodland Phillips, age 78, of Tullahoma, TN, passed away surrounded by his loving family. He was the Head of Engineering for Lockheed Martin in Colorado Springs and worked for NASA Command and Control. He launched the Mercury and Gemini Missions through Apollo 7. Clifton was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and was a man of many opinions.

Clifton is preceded in death by his parents, Clifton Alexander and Margaret Wilkie Phillips. He is survived by his loving wife, Maxine Phillips; one daughter, Cheryl Phillips (Jim) Pfeiffer; two sons, Lloyd Andrew (Jen) Phillips and Clifton Kevin (Mara) Phillips; two grandchildren, Joshua (Leah) Pfeiffer and Steven (Alleigh) Pfeiffer; two great-grandchildren, Nolan and Graham Pfeiffer; one brother, Gary (Cheri) Phillips.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Clifton’s name to the Tullahoma Animal Shelter, 942 Maplewood Avenue, Tullahoma, TN 37388.

Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve The Phillips Family and asks that you sign the guest book at


Matt and Stacey Cotter says:

Maxine and Family -

We are so sorry to hear of Cliff's passing. What a great guy, and yes, so full of opinions! :) We always thoroughly enjoyed catching up with both of you at TOP.

Sending you love and hugs,
Stacey and Matt Cotter

Dee Dee Allen says:

Maxine and family,
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Many prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

In deepest sympathy,
Dee Dee Allen and family

Tom and Linda Hall says:

Maxine and family,

We are so very sorry to hear of your loss of your cherished husband and father. Tom and I extend our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are extended to all of your family and loved ones at this very difficult time.

Tom and Linda Hall

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