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Phillip Leonard Beach

September 30, 1951 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Phillip Beach Obituary

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Phillip Leonard Beach of Rougemont, September 30, 1951 - March 6, 2024. “Phil” served in the National Guard Reserves and after 6 years of service he received an honorable discharge in 1976. Phil was well known and loved by many co-workers as a high-voltage distribution/transmission lineman for 38 years. He worked many catastrophic locations devasted by storms restoring power on the east coast until retirement. During his free time, Phil spent the last 14 years opening his heart and home as a foster parent to many homeless animals supporting his wife’s passion & non-profit animal rescue. He always welcomed a needy dog with TLC. He and his wife fostered over 800 animals. Phil was also known as the best “fire starter” and spent many evenings around firepits with family and friends. Phil had a unique eye and could spot arrow heads in the thickest pastures. His unparalleled skill in honing knifes and knot tying stood as a testament to his craftsmanship. Phil’s gracious mountain man personality gave everyone a sense of warmth, comfort and belonging. He was truly the person you picture when you hear the phrase “he would give you the shirt off his back”.   His love of the outdoors and sense of humor was a joy to be around and brought light to everyone in his life.

Phil is survived by his wife, Rhonda Chandler Beach, sons, Phillip Leonard Beach II and wife, Lana, Samuel Alias Carroll Beach, grandchildren, Kaleigh Desiree Beach, Karter Eli Beach, Colson Jeremiah Beach, Emery Rose Beach, brother-in-law, Darrell Chandler and fiancé, Loren, sisters-in-law, Sheila Beach, Gretel Beach, nephews, Justin Chandler and wife, Kristen, Marc Chandler and wife, Ashley, Daniel Beach and wife, Lisa, Jeffrey Beach and wife, Kristi, James Beach Jr, and grand-niece, McKenzie Chandler.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Barrier Beach, father, Ernest Beach, brothers, David Robert Beach, James Andrew Beach, and sister, Brenda Ray Beach.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2024 in the Strickland and Jones Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Patrick Sinclair officiating.  The family will receive friends and guests for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Following the service, we invite friends and family to join us at 9925 NC Highway 57, Rougemont, NC 27572, to share food, memories, and support one another during this difficult time.  A private interment will follow at a later date in the Chambers-Dunn Cemetery.

Phil’s wife and family would like to thank everyone for all the love and support during this heartbreaking time.

In leu of flowers, donations may be made payable to Chances Angel Rescue in memory of Phil Beach.

Chances Angel Rescue & Education- 248 Mckenzie Chandler Drive, Rougemont, NC 27572.

Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham Road, Roxboro, NC 27573. Online condolences may be made at

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March 10, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services
1810 Durham Road
Roxboro, NC 27573

Celebration of Life
March 10, 2024

3:00 PM
Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services
1810 Durham Road
Roxboro, NC 27573


Chances Angel Rescue & Education
248 McKenzie Chandler Drive, Rougemont NC 27572


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