Man Struck, Killed By Vehicle

December 27, 2013

A 61-year old Atmore man died Thursday night after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle.

Charles “Charlie” Warren Phillips was struck by the vehicle just after 6 p.m. on Highway 31 near James Road in Nokomis, Ala. He was airlifted to the USA Medical Center in Mobile where he passed away a short time later.

Phillips was struck by a 1996 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by 46-year old Rodney Brooks of Atmore, according to Alabama State Troopers.

The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation by state troopers.


20 Responses to “Man Struck, Killed By Vehicle”

  1. David Jarrell on December 28th, 2013 5:40 pm

    This story is tragic for all involved. I shared a childhood with his two daughters, Tina and Regina. He is resting now, in the bosom of Jesus.

  2. Gwen Parker on December 28th, 2013 10:18 am

    My daughter just called me yest to break this news of my friend’s passing….I’m still teary. Charlie was an awesome mind & heart! I looked after him as often as I could & he was my friend! Sorry to all his family & the other family as well.
    You will be greatly missed for many reasons by many people…but sorely missed by me my friend! Love & prayers for all affected by this

  3. ashipps on December 28th, 2013 8:29 am

    Is this the same Charlie that would ride his bike out here in the Poarch area and see him at the BP on Jack Springs Rd…

  4. Gina Scott on December 27th, 2013 5:58 pm

    Im gonna miss you charlie. Man i wished i had of left a little Earlyer maybe i could have give you a ride like i always did love you and gonna miss you charlie. Rest in peace my friend.

  5. dollie rainwater on December 27th, 2013 3:23 pm


  6. Tonya Rolin on December 27th, 2013 12:30 pm

    Prayers going out to all the familys and i pray that each of you find peace because Charlie has now with God …praying for all

  7. Tonya Rolin on December 27th, 2013 12:27 pm

    Charlie you was a great family friend and i have known you from a little girl to being a grown woman and you have been the best of the best and now God has you up there now so you can be with him and all ur friends up there , but we are sure gonna miss you here on earth ole Charlie boy but i guess God needed an angel like you to help him so now you can RIP Charlie….you are missed and love for all the Rolin family

  8. Amber Ross on December 27th, 2013 12:25 pm

    Respectfully to Cheryl Hicks, I have to say that you would have had to have known Pawpaw Charlie to understand his lack of reflectors or other signals on his bicycle. First, his bicycle is his only way of transportation as he doesn’t have a driver’s license. Second, years of alcoholism have clouded his judgement and I’m sure it has never even crossed his mind he may need to be seen by motorists while on a busy highway. Just thought I would clarify that so that you could better understand the situation instead of just making assumptions. Thanks.

  9. Amber Ross on December 27th, 2013 12:14 pm

    Thank you all for your kind comments and well wishes to our family. Charlie was my grandpa, and though this is a horrible thing we’re going through right now, I believe we can all agree that he is in a much better place now than he ever was here on Earth. Those who knew him knew of his struggles and, though he will be missed, I am personally relieved that now there will be no cold, hungry, lonely nights for Pawpaw Charlie. Your prayers are greatly appreciated and all I can ask is that we all remember him for his crazy stories, his songs, and all of the kindness he showed to his many friends, and basically everyone from Atmore to Bay Minette! Thanks again to everyone.

  10. Chad on December 27th, 2013 10:39 am

    You will be missed Charlie. Just talked with you for a while the other morning before I went hunting.. RIP Charlie !!

  11. Jen on December 27th, 2013 10:17 am

    Please keep the Phillips family as well as the driver of the vehicle in your prayers! The driver knew Charlie and this is taking a toll on him also! May God give all involved peace and comfort.

  12. karrie on December 27th, 2013 10:14 am

    Traded that air guitar for a harp and serenading the angles and Jesus now! RIP Charlie you will be missed by everyone who knew you!

  13. Cheryl Hicks on December 27th, 2013 9:56 am

    My pastor and his wife where on there way to Atmore from Bay Minette to a funeral home and saw this man before the accident, they said you could not see him, no reflectors or lights on the bicycle. Then on there way back home came upon the lights ……from the ambulance, police, etc. this is so sad if he would had just had reflectors his family would not be going through this today! Our prayers are with all involved, because now 2 families are in grief.

  14. Susan on December 27th, 2013 9:41 am

    Actually it was Silent Night Rocky. He, David, you. & I held hands while he sang. Love u Charlie. My blood kin, but mostly,y friend. RIP

  15. DenDen250 on December 27th, 2013 8:33 am

    R.I.P Charlie, you will be missed by many.

  16. Kathy on December 27th, 2013 8:02 am

    Sure will miss seeing little ole Charlie riding his bike in Perdido. He was one of our icons. RIP Charlie – prayers are going out to his family.

  17. baebae on December 27th, 2013 7:08 am

    Was this the gentlemen I saw on a bicycle headed towards Bay Minette yesterday afternoon I wonder ?

  18. Rocky on December 27th, 2013 5:14 am

    R.I.P Mister Charlie, I was blessed to be in your presence, for the past couple of months… Even last Wednesday night you sung Joy to the World!!!! Your own personal version. God has gain another Angels… Rocky Top!!

  19. Amberly Lockart on December 27th, 2013 1:05 am

    R.I.P Charlie, your singing and stories will be missed….. You can walk the streets of heaven now…..

  20. marilyn on December 27th, 2013 12:53 am

    Charlie you will be missed by many.praying for his family.

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