George "Alex" Alexander Phillips
A Kind and Talented Gentleman
George Alexander Phillips, “Alex”, 72, of Waynesville, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021 in his Haywood County residence.
Born on April 5, 1948, in Greensboro, NC, Alex was the only son of late, George Pierce Phillips and Susan Suttles Perry. They were preceded in death by Fitzhugh Lee and Vera Mae Suttles, also of Greensboro. Alex is survived by several family members which include his only sister, Sandra Lee Harrelson; his half-brother, Dana Alan Phillips; and niece, Brittan Phillips.
An accomplished musician of more than 50 years, Alex lived and traveled abroad in much of his earlier life as a professional drummer. He arrived in Western North Carolina in 1987 and continued to enjoy playing music with other local musicians.
Alex always approached creativity with a natural skill and keen intellect. From playing drums to making drums, building stunt kites or flying them, he had an active imagination and proclivity for the unusual. Alex had a great love of books and studied the works of Gurdjieff, Ouspensky, Carl Jung, and Alan Watts. He also explored quantum science, spirituality, and anthroposophy.
There is no question that Alex Phillips was truly gifted. He will be heartfully remembered for his kindness and engaging personality. Alex will be missed by the many people whose heart’s he has deeply touched.
Memorial donations can be made to Sarge’s Animal Rescue at 256 Industrial Park Dr. Suite B, Waynesville, NC 28786.
The care of Mr. Phillips has been entrusted to Crawford Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service.