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December 10, 2023

Phillip (Phil) C. Harbinson

Phillip (Phil) C. Harbinson

Phillip (Phil) C. Harbinson, 75, of Salisbury, passed away Saturday, October 5 at Genesis Healthcare.

Phil was born November 22, 1943 to the late Rev. Cline Harbinson and Mrs. Madeline Campbell Harbinson. Phil was a member of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church in Salisbury.

Being a lifelong Miami Dolphins and LA Dodgers fan, he was accustomed to having a broken heart when it comes to sports. That turned around when he became a coach for East Rowan High School. Being head baseball coach from 1968-1985, Phil had 256 wins and 60 losses, with not a single loss at a home game. He also led his teams to three state championship wins.

Phil was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, and coach. Because Phil despised fruits, vegetables, chicken, and anything remotely healthy, it was a shock to the family that the dementia was what took him from them.

In addition to his parents, Phil was preceded in death by his son, Josh P. Harbinson, and his Lily-dog.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Angie Henderson Harbinson; son, Joe Harbinson (fiancée Jamie) of Salisbury, Maryland, and their children, Jacob, Jamison, and Jenna; son, Jonathan Harbinson (wife Amanda) of Salisbury, NC, and their children Cole, Bryce, and Adyson; along with his brothers, Joel Harbinson of Hickory, and Mark Harbinson of Taylorsville; sister, Dr. Jane Teague of Taylorsville; and his nephews.

Visitation for Phil will be Saturday, October 12, at 12 p.m., at Mount Tabor UMC with a celebration of life following at 1 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Kris Mares. Burial will follow at Rowan Memorial Park.

Summersett Funeral Home is assisting the Harbinson Family. Online condolences may be made at

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