Gary Anthony Philmon: Obituary


Gary Anthony Philmon

September 25, 1938 – December 13, 2018

Laughter, love of music, friends, family and never met a stranger is how one would describe Tony Philmon. He was born September 25, 1938 to Jessie and Paul Philmon in Charlotte, North Carolina. Tony grew up in the Charlotte area with his younger sister Judy, deceased. Tony had an avid love of music and sang with the Charlotteteens from the eighth grade until present. He graduated from Central high school in 1956 and after attended Pfeiffer University on a full music scholarship, graduating in 1961 with his BA. Following college he served in the US Marine Corp. If you asked Tony about his accomplishments he would not mention any of the above, instead he would tell you about his family especially his love for his wife, Jill, and his two children, Matt and Blaire. Tony‘s legacy will always be his endearing ability to make people laugh and his dance card was always full. To those that love him he was the sweetest curmudgeon. Tony leaves behind his wife, Jill, of 31 years; his son, Matthew and daughter-in-law, Stefanie; and his daughter, Blaire; plus a multitude of family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at McEwen Funeral Service – Pineville Chapel in Charlotte, North Carolina and a Memorial Service at the Big Canoe Chapel, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2018 with Reverend Lamar Helms officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Tony’s honor to Big Canoe Chapel, BCAR, or Black Bear Project, c/o Big Canoe POA.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.

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