Ret. Col. Phillip Brown Duckworth
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Tenn. – Ret. Col. Phillip Brown Duckworth, a native of Franklin County, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, in Springfield.
He was the son of the late William Joshua and Portia Mae Farris Duckworth and was born Feb. 27, 1921.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Winifred Elizabeth Clancy Duckworth.
He is survived by a daughter and five sons, Katherine (Hal), Phillip (Ann), John (Jo Ann), Michael (Marlene), Timothy (Helen) and Brian (Katherine); 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
He entered active military service with A Battery, 1st Battalion, 191st Field Artillery Regiment of the Tennessee National Guard on Feb. 24, 1941. He was a veteran of World War II and Korea and retired from the Army on March 31, 1971.
Private services will be held.