Phillip Almand, 67, of Monroe, went to be with his Lord & Savior on Monday, August 3rd. He passed peacefully at home with his endlessly devoted wife, Lorraine, of 48 years. His three precious children provided round the clock care for the last few weeks of his life. He fought a courageous battle with Leukemia for over a year and the Lord took him to his heavenly home.
Phillip was born in Atlanta on August 17, 1952 to Mary Nell & Joseph Sidney Almand. He was the youngest of three; Joseph Almand and Jill LaCross. They grew up in Decatur.
Phillip is a man of God who loves Jesus, his family and his country. He built his own concrete company which he ran successfully for 30 years. He was an active member of Anchor Church in Loganville and loved leading his small group. Recently during a break in chemotherapy, he was able to drive his tractor for a hayride at his church’s fall festival. He was a motorcycle enthusiast; a hobby he tremendously enjoyed with his son. He was proud of his service in the Patriot Guard Riders, who honor our country’s veterans. His legacy as a servant of Christ will extend through eternity. He is known far and wide as a kind, reliable and hardworking man.
Phillip is immensely proud of his family. Nothing gave him more joy than gathering loved ones together. He is survived by daughter, Jennifer, son-in-law, Woodrow Long, and their three boys: Wilson, Jonathan and David. His son, Ben, and daughter-in-law, Mandy, have four boys: Brandon, Daniel, Carter, and Matthew. His youngest daughter, Julie and her husband, Jonathan Lane, blessed the family with their son, John Henry. Phillip is a hero to his grandsons. He attended countless sporting events to cheer on the grandboys. And everyone loved riding in the truck or tractor with Papa.
A Memorial Service will be held at Anchor Church, 451 Ozora Road, Loganville, GA 30052 on Thursday, August 6th at 1:30 pm. Masks are recommended but not required.
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Reposted courtesy of Tim Stewart Funeral Home.