Lawrence​ ​Hamilton​ ​Philpot,​ ​Sr

Published 9:02 pm Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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Lawrence​ ​Hamilton​ ​Philpot,​ ​Sr.​ ​passed​ ​away​ ​on​ ​June​ ​20,​ ​at​ ​the​ ​age​ ​of​ ​88​ ​in​ ​his​ ​hometown​ ​of​ ​Greenville.​ ​

Funeral Services were held on Sunday, June 23, beginning at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Dunklin Funeral Home with Brother Herbert Brown officiating and Dunklin Funeral Home directing.  Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. The family received friends for visitation beginning at 2 p.m. until service time.

Although​ ​his​ ​health​ ​had​ ​declined​ ​in​ ​his​ ​last​ ​few​ ​weeks,​ ​he​ ​continued​ ​to​ ​tell​ ​his​ ​stories​ ​to​ ​anyone​ ​who​ ​would​ ​listen​ ​and​ ​he​ ​enjoyed​ ​seeing​ ​all​ ​his​ ​friends​ ​and​ ​family​ ​who​ ​stopped​ ​in​ ​to​ ​visit.​ ​

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Lawrence​ ​met​ ​the​ ​love​ ​of​ ​his​ ​life,​ ​Myrlene​ ​Newton,​ ​at​ ​a​ ​café​ ​in​ ​downtown​ ​Greenville.​ ​he​ ​said​ ​she​ ​was​ ​the​ ​prettiest​ ​thing​ ​he​ ​had​ ​ever​ ​seen.​ ​They​ ​married​ ​on​ ​Nov.​ ​9,​ ​1954​ ​and​ ​had​ ​four ​children.​ ​

He​ ​was​ ​preceded​ ​to​ ​heaven​ ​by​ ​his​ ​wife​ ​Myrlene,​ ​his​ ​beloved​ ​granddaughter​ ​Brittany​ ​Myrlena​ ​Harris;​ ​precious​ ​great-granddaughter​ ​Lauren​ ​Elizabeth​ ​Harris; ​sister​ ​Mary​ ​Sarno; ​father,​ ​Ed​ ​Mac​ ​Philpot​ ​and​ ​mother​ ​Howell​ ​Frances​ ​Hamilton​ ​Philpot.​ ​

Lawrence​ ​was​ ​an​ ​avid​ ​fox​ ​hunter.​ ​He​ ​loved​ ​walker​ ​hound​ ​dogs,​ ​red​ ​foxes​ ​and​ ​Alabama​ ​football​ ​(not​ ​necessarily​ ​in​ ​that​ ​order).​ ​

Those​ ​left​ ​to​ ​remember​ ​him​ ​are​ ​his​ ​children,​ ​Larry​ ​Philpot​ ​(Barbara)​ ​Greenville ​;Kenny​ ​Philpot​ ​(Becky)​ ​Montgomery;​ ​Allison​ ​Harris​ ​(Terry)​ ​Greenville;​ ​Beverly​ ​Ogburn​ ​(Steven)​ ​Auburn​;​ ​grandchildren​ ​Trey​ ​Philpot,​ ​Clint​ ​Philpot​ ​(Beth),​ ​Dylan​ ​Ogburn,​ ​Tate​ ​Ogburn ​and​ ​Bryan​ ​Harris;​ ​great​ ​grandchildren,​ ​Cora​ ​Philpot​ ​and​ ​Lily​ ​Philpot,​ ​sister​ ​Carolyn​ ​Reed;​ ​brothers​ ​Charles​ ​Philpot​ ​and​ ​Don​ ​Philpot​ ​and​ ​a​ ​host​ ​of​ ​other​ ​relatives​ ​and​ ​friends.

While​ ​we​ ​have​ ​lost​ ​our​ ​deeply​ ​loved​ ​daddy,​ ​grandpaw,​ ​uncle,​ ​cousin​ ​and​ ​brother​ ​we​ ​know​ ​that​ ​many​ ​have​ ​lost​ ​a​ ​great​ ​friend,​ ​co-worker​ ​and​ ​hunting​ ​buddy.​ ​So​ ​we​ ​invite​ ​you​ ​to​ ​share​ ​your​ ​stories​ ​about​ ​Lawrence​ ​and​ ​talk​ ​about​ ​all​ ​the​ ​good​ ​times.​ ​He​ ​would​ ​love​ ​that​ ​we​ ​are​ ​laughing​ ​and​ ​reminiscing​ ​together​ ​during​ ​this​ ​time.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be given to the Mt. Carmel Cemetery Fund, c/o David Burt, 111 Stoneroad Drive, Greenville, Alabama 36037 or to one’s favorite charity.

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