Dr. Phillip Earl Agee, age 73, died Monday July 5, 2021, at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tennessee.
Phil was born Saturday, September 6, 1947, in Tigrett, Tennessee, the son of the late Charles Maurice Agee and Martha Nell Agee. He attended the University of Tennessee at Martin and Southern College of Optometry and served the Humboldt and West Tennessee community as an optometrist for 42 years. Along with checking eyes, Phil also put lots of smiles on faces of people who walked through the door at MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Great American Cookies, as he was one of the owners of four locations for over ten years. He was President of Humboldt Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors of First National Bank, and Board of Directors for Humboldt Country Club. He was a member of the Lion’s Club, Rotary Club, and served as a deacon for Central Avenue Christian Church. He also enjoyed volunteering at the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival as the official transportation for the Hostess Princess and Court.
Everyone who knew Phil felt he was their best friend. The best eye doctor this side of the Mississippi, Phil would meet patients all hours of the day and night to help them (and some of them didn’t pay a dime). Phil would give you the shirt off his back and the last penny in his pocket, as it always made him smile to give to others. Phil loved to be the life of the party and appreciated a good Double Down hand at blackjack. Phil loved to tell you a great joke, and most of the time people laughed. Golf was his passion and he was one of the best putters and chippers around (tee shots, not so much). He loved all sporting events, especially football weekends in the fall and watching his grandkids playing the sports and activities they loved. PawPaw was THE best granddad around, he loved to take the grandkids riding in the golf cart around the pond and handing out $20 bills to them before they left to go home.
Phil is survived by his wife Cynthia Wheat Agee; two sons, Drew Agee (Sherry) of Rutherford, TN, Clayton Arrington (Kerry) of Hendersonville, TN, two daughters, Ashley Donahoe, and Amy Arrington Adams (Austen) of Nolensville, TN; one brother Charles M. Agee, Jr.; eleven grandchildren, Shea, Eva Grace, Jason, Dakota, Connor, Chloe, Brady, Bennett, Baylor, Adelais and Alefair. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Debbie Agee.
SERVICES: A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 2:00PM in the chapel of Arrington Funeral Directors with Reverend Terry Hansen officiating.
The family will be receiving friends from 12:00PM until service time at 2:00PM. Phil’s children and grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The memorial service will be webcast via www.arringtonfuneralgroup.com
The family has requested in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be directed to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of TN, 404 BNA Dr., Nashville, TN 37217 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P. O. Box 1000- Dept.142, Memphis, TN 38148.
Arrington Funeral Directors 148 W. University Parkway Jackson, TN 38305 731.668.1111 www.arringtonfuneralgroup.com Facebook/Arrington Funeral Directors