Kenneth Anthony Phillips

Kenneth Anthony Phillips

August 30, 1956 - February 2, 2023


Kenneth Anthony Phillips, 66, of Corbin, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at Baptist Health Hospital in Corbin, Kentucky.  Born August 30, 1956, in Somerset, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Kenneth C. Phillips and Della Ellis Phillips.

Ken was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Corbin.  He retired from the United States Army as a Major.  Ken (Greyfeather) was of Native American (Cherokee Tribe) descent, and was also a long-time president of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum.

In addition to his father and mother, Ken was preceded in death by his wife, Shelia Monhollen Phillips; step-son, Michael Davis; and infant sister, Pamela Phillips.

Ken leaves behind his son, Aaron Phillips and wife Melanie; son, Adam Phillips and wife Monica; three grandchildren: Samuel Phillips, Gabriel Phillips, and Lacy Phillips; god-granddaughter, Trinite Barnett; sister, Paula Willian and husband Greg; and life partner, Lana Rowland.  He is also survived by his beloved furry friends, Poppy, Gypsy, Jasmine, and Frybread.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, February 6, 2023, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Jennifer Woodruff Tait officiating.

Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion Post 88 Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 12 – 2 P.M. Monday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.


  • Lauri Lake
    Posted at 17:03h, 03 February Reply

    Ken will be missed dearly…. I am really sorry for your loss and I’m also lost for words. It’s very heartbreaking to know he is gone but Sheila and Ken are once again back together and may they both journey well together. I love them both very much.

  • Wen and Jerry Marcec
    Posted at 17:27h, 03 February Reply

    We have been blessed to have Ken for a friend for many years, and we will miss him terribly. Prayers and love for his family and all who love him.

  • John Weathers
    Posted at 17:49h, 03 February Reply

    Your presence will be missed.
    You’re with your wife again, peace to the both of you.

  • The Rev. Rebecca Myers
    Posted at 19:01h, 03 February Reply

    I will always remember Ken smudging the church for our Native American Heritage Sunday and saying how Thanksgiving was really a goodbye party but the White folk didn’t get it. The work he and Shelia did was wonderful and the pow wow was always good. May he rest in peace.

  • Michael L Dunn
    Posted at 23:49h, 03 February Reply

    Ken was and always will be a role model for Native Americans. He was honest, of great character. Our community will miss both he and Sheila and their contribution to our community. Those of us who knew Ken will miss his honesty and integrity. I was honored to know him….

  • Michael L Dunn
    Posted at 00:28h, 04 February Reply

    He was aleader within the Kentucky Native American Community nand a friend to many. He will be sorely missed.

  • Robert Mullinax
    Posted at 00:16h, 06 February Reply

    May your Spirit be filled with Peace, Beauty, and Love for all Eternity at your Camp across the “River of Life” It was an Honor to be your Friend. Amen/Emenv

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