Sad News From The Wellborn Museum

We learned today of the passing of a very dear person we knew as simply Phillip. On our many journeys to visit the museum and speak with Tim, he was always our first contact.If you had the opportunity to meet him, you felt as if you had known Phillip for a very long time, genuine in all respects. We shall miss seeing him on our next visit and pass along our most sincere condolences to his Family and dearest friends.
Here in his own words is Tim Wellborn's reflection:

With deepest heartfelt sorrow I share the news that I lost my dearest friend of 35 years. You would know him as Phillip Love, Curator of the Wellborn Musclecar Museum. Phillip passed away this morning November 1, 2016.

He and I shared a great day yesterday moving cars around on a beautiful Fall day. We laughed, we joked, and we had a great lunch. We had big smiles all day long doing what we love. Like always, we ended the day with a couple of Coors Lights and recapped what we had accomplished. He and I walked out of the museum door, I watched him lock it for the last time and we parted with our old saying to each other “see ya tomorrow”. I had no idea I was saying goodbye to him for the last time.
Phillip cared about three things in life, his children Brandi and Jeremy, Auburn football and Wellborn Museum. Words cannot express my respect and admiration for one of the finest men I have ever met. I simply could’ve never said thank you enough to him for his dedication and loyalty to my family and the museum. Phillip you will be missed by many and especially me.
We will be closing the museum until further notice. Please keep your thoughts and prayers with his children and family as they move through this difficult time.

Tim

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