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Brian Phillips RIP

The passing of a loyal supporter. Funeral 10th January.

It is the club's sad duty to report the recent passing of loyal supporter and volunteer Brian Phillips.  Brian's funeral will be taking place on Monday 10th January at Tunbridge Wells Crematorium (10:45am) before which there will be a drive by at Longmead at 9:45am.  After the funeral service all are invited back to the club for some refreshment. 

There is a tribute page to Brian where donations can be made to Angels Charities.  Please click here.   

Angels Chairman Dave Netherstreet has written some words about Brian which encapsulate how much he loved our club:-  

It was really sad news to be told of Brian’s passing even though we knew that he was not well.  He will be missed not only from the home games where he could be seen behind the goals with his friends but also because as he was down at the club most weeks casting his eye over the ground spotting the ever-present pigeons and encouraging them to leave the confines of the stands.  He was invariably accompanied by his trusty black Labrador sidekick Cruise, a gun dog of great character.

Brian was always welcome at the club and I will miss his usual opening words ‘well what do you know?’  and whilst he sat down with his mug of coffee Cruise would hoover up any food that could be found, mainly biscuits but anything edible was fair game.

Brian and his wife and son lived in Tonbridge since 1974. He had many jobs after completing his National Service in the RAF which included the Post Office, Stormont Ford and a delivery driver for Tizer.

His two major passions on retirement were the Angels and shooting.

At the Angels he liked to stand to the left hand side behind the goal we will all miss him.

His wife passed away a few years back and they are survived by their son David.

We originally marked Brian's passing on 30th November but in view of the of the now received funeral details, it was also felt appropriate to enlarge on his tribute at this time..      


Published Thursday 6th January 2022