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In Memoriam

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, N. C. Philmon grew up in the Charlotte area with his younger sister Judy who predeceased him. An avid music lover, he sang with the Charlotteteens from the eighth grade until present. Philmon 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 U.S. 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. Philmon’s legacy will always be his endearing ability to make people laugh and his dance card was always full. To those that loved him he was the sweetest curmudgeon. He 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 at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18 at McEwen Funeral Home - Pineville Chapel in Charlotte, N. C. and another Memorial Service at The Big Canoe Chapel, 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 with the Rev. Lamar Helms and Rev. Lynn Walker officiating. A reception will follow this service in the Broyles Center.

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


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