Philip G. Shamblin, age 68, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, surrounded by his family and friends.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sweetwater. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Troop 98 of Sweetwater. He retired from General Electric Corporation.

He was preceded in death: by his parents, Ray and Frances Pennington Shamblin.

Survivors include: his wife of 49 years, Patty Best Shamblin, of Sweetwater;

Sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Chris and Heather Shamblin, of Sweetwater, and Jonathan and Stacey Shamblin of Lenoir City;

Grandchildren, Jonathan Shamblin II, of Lenoir City, Jackson Shamblin, Caleb Shamblin, Henry Shamblin, all of Sweetwater, and Elin Shamblin, of Lenoir City;

Brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rodney and Rhonda Best, of Alcoa;

Sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Diane Whitehead, of Sweetwater, and Donna and Jeff Martin of Madisonville;

Several nieces, nephews, and many special friends.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Amedisys Hospice Group of Sweetwater.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. in Kyker’s Chapel with Dr. Leonard Markham and Rev. Scott Lawry officiating. Interment will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in the Sweetwater Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials maybe made to Alzheimer’s Tennessee, 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37919.

Kyker Funeral Homes, Sweetwater, in charge of arrangements.

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