Philip Dennis Cawthon, 74, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Thursday July 21, 2022. Philip was born October 4, 1947 in Forsyth, Georgia to Billy and Grace Cawthon.
Philip graduated from Mary Persons and played football under Coach Dan Pitts. He received a football scholarship to Clemson University. He then graduated from Mercer University and later attended Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. He opened a dental practice in Forsyth where he enjoyed serving and treating many patients.
Philip is preceded in death by his parents Billy and Grace Cawthon. Philip is survived by his wife Iris Cawthon, brother Dr. Tom Cawthon (Lyn) of Montgomery, son Chris Cawthon (Becky) of Forsyth, daughters Cindy Crymes of St Simons Island, Tina Webb (Jimmy) of Forsyth, and Brittany Bagwell (Britt) of Jones County. Bubba loved and enjoyed all 8 grandchildren: Madison Thomason (Caleb) and Bailey Cawthon, Ellie Crymes and Stewart Crymes, Lindsey Selby (Mason) and Trey Webb, Mattie Bagwell and Gracie Bagwell. He is also survived by one great grandchild Major Selby, and many nephews and cousins.
Philip enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He never met a stranger, and found a way to make everyone feel loved and cared for.
Visitation will be held at Monroe County Memorial Sunday, July 24 from 2:00 to 3:30 and a private burial at Monroe Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery for family and friends.
Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.