Phillip Lynn Axley, of Madisonville, passed away at 1:08 a.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019, at his home. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and Tellico Lodge #80 F & AM. He graduated from Madisonville High School. He served in the National Guard.

He owned and operated Monroe Paving and Construction for 34 years, and retired from the Monroe County Highway Department as superintendent.

His hobbies included serving the Lord, refurbishing antique cars, motorcycles, and meeting at the round table at the Lamp Post.

He was 69 years old.

Preceded in death by: his son, Travis Scott Axley; parents, John O. and Sarah Edna Sowders Axley.

Survivors include: his wife of 33 years, Jacque Lou Bivens Axley;

Son, Jeffery Lynn Axley;

Sister, Patricia Axley Harrison;

Brother, John P. Axley, all of Madisonville;

Nieces, Joy Millsaps, April Brown, Heather Webb;

Nephew, Jason Harrison;

Loved pets, Sir Bradlee Scott, Sir Egypt Huntington, the Yorkies and the cat, Kitty Lu-Lu.

Special thanks to everyone who visited Phillip in the hospital and at home.

The family received friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019, at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home in Madisonville. A Masonic service followed at 8 p.m. in Biereley-Hale Chapel, followed by a memorial service, with the Rev. Wayne Trentham officiating. Interment was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Haven Hill Memorial Gardens, with military honors provided by V.F.W. Post 5156, D.A.V. Chapter 93 and American Legion Post 106. Phillip’s antique car/truck friends were invited to drive in the procession to the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.