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OBITUARY: Philip Eugene McNair

ROCKINGHAM — Philip Eugene “Phil” McNair, 72, of Rockingham went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at his home.

Philip is the son of Eugene McNair and the late Esther Gibson McNair, born on March 21, 1950 in Richmond County.

Philip graduated from Rockingham High School and Wingate College where he received his associate degree. He also served in the National Guard for six years. With the experience he gained from a career in sales, Phil went on to start his pride and joy: McNair Auto Sales. It was there he proudly served his local community until his retirement.

When Philip wasn’t focused on his career, he was undoubtedly a family man. Philip loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. He loved traveling to new sights and adventures with his family in tow. Specifically, Philip adored being at the beach any time he could. Philip was a member of Freedom Baptist Church and he loved his church family.


Philip is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara McNair of the home; father, the Rev. Eugene McNair of Rockingham; children, Ryan McNair (Anna) of Apex, Jan Scholl (Bill) of West End, and Trey McNair (Erin) of Rockingham; grandchildren, Cameron Scholl, Connor Scholl, Nora McNair and Melody McNair: siblings, Gary McNair (Marsha) of Louisburg and Mitch McNair (Becky) of Lexington, South Carolina.

The family will receive family and friends Saturday March 11, 2023 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. at Freedom Baptist Church in Rockingham. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Ronnie McLean officiating.

Memorials may be made to Freedom Baptist Church, 987 N U.S. Hwy 1, Rockingham, NC 28379.

Online condolences may be made at watson-kingfuneralhome.com. Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham is serving the McNair family.

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