Mr. Phillip Crosby, age 60, of the Toombs Central Community, died Friday, February 12, 2021, at his home after an extended illness. Phil was a 1978 graduate of Toombs Central High School. After high school, he married his high school sweetheart, Gail Wilkes. Together they lived a beautiful life. They owned several businesses over the years. Most recently, Phil was a ranger for the Georgia Forestry Commission, and he and Gail owned Kid’s Place Daycare Center. Phil was also co-owner of the Whale’s Tail Restaurant in Toombs Central. Phil loved to hunt, fish, and cut grass. He was a member of the former Toombs Stone Brothers Motorcycle Club and loved to ride his beloved Harley Davidson. He was a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church. Phil was the son of the late John Dewey “Junior” Crosby, Jr. and Agnes Drury Crosby. Phil was preceded in death by one sister, Rhonda Crosby Temples and two brothers, Johnny Crosby and Craig Crosby.
Survivors include his wife of forty-one years, Gail Wilkes Crosby; three children Kelly Bell and husband Keith of Cedar Crossing, Ashleigh McCoy of Toombs Central, and Lindsay Crosby and fiancé Jesse of Lyons; grandchildren Bryson, Anzley and Grayson Bryant, Charleigh and Case McCoy and Crosby Phillips; one brother Chuck Crosby and wife Trunetta, several nieces, nephews and a very special friend, Wendell NeeSmith of Gray’s Landing.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 5:00 until 7:00.
The funeral service will be Monday, February 15th, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with Pastor Billy Bratton and Pastor Reece Mincey officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 2277, Vidalia, GA 30475.
Those attending the visitation and service are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines, including wearing a mask and social distancing.
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