Mr. Phillip Earl Haley, age 69, of Greenbrier, Tennessee, entered this life on April 16, 1951 in Cedar Hill, Tennessee. He was the 10th child born to sharecroppers, Robert Lester and Emma Lou (Jackson) Haley, both of whom preceded him in death. He was raised in Russellville, Kentucky and was a proud 1969 graduate of Adairville High School in Adairville, Kentucky. Phillip was raised on a farm and learned the value of hard work which included everything from milking cows to mowing yards as a kid. Phillip received his electrician license from Russ Vocational School in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He was a journeyman and held a Master Electrical License in the state of Kentucky. Once Phillip became a member of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Goodlettsville, Tennessee you might say that he became the unofficial maintenance man. Thanks to Phillip the church lights up like a Christmas tree. He added new lighting throughout the church and installed security cameras and a LED light accent to the cross at the center of the church. He was also the beloved maintenance man for his sisters-in-law, Harriet Bovard and Alice Faye Whitham in Vevay, Indiana as well as beloved friend, Martha Moore. Phillip was united in marriage on May 24, 2003 in Barren River State Park in Glasgow, Kentucky to Patricia Ann Edwards. Phillip and Patty shared nearly 18 years of marriage together until his passing. Phillip was employed as an electrical technician for Tyson Fresh Meats retiring on August 1, 2020 after 17 years of service. Prior to that job he worked as the maintenance supervisor for BathFitter in Madison, Tennessee. Phillip also worked for All American Homes in Springfield, Tennessee, Knight Electric in Russellville, Kentucky and for Kendall Corporation in Bowling Green, Kentucky. While at Kendall he made a machine that he could not get to work. He always worked things out in his sleep so he had his wife to write the answers down and the next day he completed the project and sold the rights to Kendall for $1,500.00. Phillip also built a snake light in shop class in 1969. He was an inventor before his time and only wished he has a patent for the snake light. Phillip and Patty loved to fish, especially after purchasing their pontoon boat. They spent as much time as possible on the water at Lake Malone State Park near Dunmore, Kentucky with his brother Jerry and his wife, Peggy. They also took their grandkids fishing as much as possible teaching them to catch crappie, even though he spent most of his time repairing their poles. Phillip also enjoyed hunting and mowing as well as yard work. Phillip passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at the Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Phillip will be deeply missed by the love of his life, Patricia Ann “Patty” (Edwards) Haley of Greenbrier, TN, formerly of Switzerland County, IN; his children, Phillip Bruce (Deanna Engler Johnson) Haley of Auburn, KY, Christina (Bobby Douglas) Blake of Alburn, KY, Steven (Michelle) Shuler of Exeter, CA, David (January) Shuler of Franklin, KY and Daniel (Krissa Ennis) Shuler of Seymour, IN; his 24 grandchildren and 5-great-grandchildren; his sisters, Betty Sheldon of Springfield, TN, Martha Jane White of Springfield TN, Barbara Hyams of Russellville, KY and Gracie Hyde of Greenbrier, TN; his brothers, Ernest Haley of Oakville, KY and Jerry Haley of Russellville, KY; his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Linda Riddle of Goodlettsville, TN, Alice Faye Whitham, Harriet Bovard, Jessie Dale Edwards and Marjorie Edwards all of Vevay, IN and his numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lester and Emma Lou (Jackson) Haley; his brother and stillborn brother, Robert Haley and Lester Haley, Jr.; his sister, Frances Balance and Emma Laura Haley; his nieces, Pansy Bledsoe and Stephanie Riddle and his brothers-in-law, Allen Ray Edwards, Carl Bovard and Dennis Whitham.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks are required along with social distancing. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Due to COVID-19, masks are required along with social distancing. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
TENNESSEE SERVICES – Funeral Services will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier, TN. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com