John Philip Vining, known as Phil to family and friends, died in his home on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at the age of 58.
A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 PM Friday, January 07, 2022 at the Southwest Christian Church 3836 US-29, Newnan, Georgia 30265 according to McMullen Funeral Home and Crematory 3874 Gentian Blvd. Columbus, Georgia 31907.
Phil and his wife Denise grew up met and fell in love in Columbus, Georgia and Phil’s dedication to work brought him and his family to Coweta County in 1997. Phil’s career path led him to work for several equipment rental companies, but his greatest career accomplishment was working for the company United Rentals for 14 years as a branch manager for Newnan and Carrollton branches. His dedication to his work with United Rentals and coworkers there was completely unmatched, but it did not come close to the love he had for his wife and daughters. His love for them was so great that in the fall of 2019 he donated a kidney to his wife saving her life, a gift that will always keep his legacy alive.
In addition to the great love, he had for his wife, daughters, and family, Phil loved working in his yard and creating the perfect outdoor living and entertaining space so that he could enjoy grilling, chilling and watching the Braves and the Georgia Bulldogs with his loved ones. Phil also loved the beach and his newest love, boating on Chickamauga Lake with his daughters, son-in-laws’s and their friends.
He is survived by his wife Denise Vining, daughters, Catherine Thurman and Caroline Vining, son-in-law Brandon Thurman, parents Donald and Bobbie Jean Vining, sister Lindi Dodds, and preceded in death by his brother Donald Vining.
Flowers will be accepted at Southwest Christian Church or you may make contributions to the Kidney Foundation by visiting www.Kidney.org.