Charles “Charlie” Phillips

Service Date: March 9, 2023
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger
Interment Info: Highland Cemetery
Service Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger
Service Info

Charlie Phillips, 69 of Elsmere, passed away on March 4, 2023.
Charlie was born on August 5, 1953 in Covington, Kentucky to
the late Leonard and Dolly Phillips. He graduated from Boone
County High School. Charlie proudly served in the United States
Air Force where he earned the rank of Sargent. While in the
military, he continued his school work. He graduated from
Northern Kentucky University with a Master’s Degree in
business. Charlie was a very loyal friend and companion. He
worked for Kroger as their store manager for 25 years. He then
was the vice president at Harlow HRK. Charlie loved all animals,
but especially loved cats. In his free time, he liked to read and
learn, watch UK Basketball and was an avid golfer.
Charlie is survived by his wife of 46 years: Diane Phillips,
daughter: Courtney (Craig) Sudhoff, brothers: George Phillips,
Mike Phillips and Bobby Phillips, and sister-in-law: Lana (Larry)
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2023 from 10:00
am to 12:00 pm at Linnemann Funeral Homes, Erlanger. A
funeral service will immediately follow at 12:00 pm. Charlie will
be laid to rest at Highland Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell. Memorial
contributions can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for
Parkinson’s Research (P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741).
Online condolences can be left at

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger

30 Commonwealth Avenue
12:00 pm

Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger

30 Commonwealth Avenue

Highland Cemetery

Address: 2167 Dixie Hwy Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Charles “Charlie” Phillips


Sending prayers from Steve Dallas

We are so sorry we are out of town and we were not able to make the services. So sorry for your loss and we are praying for your family. Love from Steve and Tammy Dallas

Charlie Phillips

Charlie was a good friend to me when we were in school, later in life, when we would run into each other he would always ask how I was dosing and the family etc. , never focused on himself or what he was doing or what was going on in his life, unless I would ask about him and his family, we would part and I always felt better about my self when he left, that speaks to the the kind of person he was. As we all do, at least me, I would take for granite that we would run into each other again. I will really miss him and our talks. God bless you, rest in peace.
Bob Oppenheimer

Charlie was a great man and Boss

I first met Charlie when I was working with Harlow HRK and he was so kind and willing to help anyone of us. He was an amazing man, I enjoyed working with him. Charlie was one of a kind l, a true gentleman. Rest in peace my friend. You will be missed. My condolences to his family.
Michael Nabor