Phillip Wilson, age 64, of Wartrace, Tenn., and The Villages, Florida passed away Friday, March 29, 2013. Phillip was born in Lebanon, Tenn., but a love of Tennessee Walking Horses drew him to Bedford County, where he opened his own training facility in 1977. During his career, Phillip won eleven World Championships, including three World Grand Championships. He was preceded in death by parents, Claude Wilson and Ruth (LaFever) Wilson, and brother, Louie Wilson. Survivors include wife, Emily (Snyder) Wilson; daughters, Kelly and husband, Keith Williams, and Tara and husband, Chad Boyce; and ten grandchildren, Shelby, Austin, Wilson, Colton, Bryce, Briley Kay, Brianna, Brooklyn, Brooke, and Morgan.

Visitation was Monday, April 1, 2013 at Doak Howell Funeral Home in Shelbyville, Tenn.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Doak Howell Funeral Home with interment at Tuckers Crossroad Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Phillip Wilson Memorial Fund at First Community Bank of Shelbyville.

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