Erik Ross Phillips

Mar 4, 1955  Jun 7, 2018

Erik Ross Phillips, 63, went home to be with his Savior on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center.

Mr. Phillips was a native and lifelong resident of Buncombe County, and a member of Skyland First Baptist Church and Gideons International. He was a son of Ruby Taylor Bennes of Hendersonville and the late Arnold Ross Phillips, Jr.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Tina; children: Jason Phillips and wife Cyndi, Lisa Rice and husband Corey, Erin Fuchs and husband Phil, and Mandi Farmer; grandchildren: Jenna, Xander, Ceara, Alyssa, Ross, Jaxon, Easton, and Izaak; sisters: Krista Phillips Hare of Hendersonville, and Heidi Phillips McCoy and husband John of Candler; brothers: Dane Phillips of Hendersonville, and Shannon Bennes and wife Suzanna of California; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 PM Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Skyland First Baptist Church, 2115 Hendersonville, Rd, Arden. A private burial will be at Shepherd Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:30 till 3:30 PM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: ABCCM, 20 Twentieth St, Asheville, NC 28806, or online at:; or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1506, Asheville, NC 28802.