Arvin Lyle Phillips, 89, passed away Friday, August 24, 2018.
A celebration of his life will be held 11 am Tuesday, August 28, 2018 in the Minton Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers his memory may be honored with a gift to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5410 Bell Street #411, Amarillo, TX 79101.
Arvin was born September 21, 1928 in Saint Jo, Texas. He married Sarah Arlene Mercer on March 3, 1954 in Borger. He proudly served in the United States Army as a Corporal in Germany after graduating from Borger High School. After his honorable discharge he worked for Phillips 66 for 35 years. His retirement was spent in Colorado building their dream home, entertaining family and friends, doing his favorite things: fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and riding motorcycles. Medical issues brought them back to Texas.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Sarah; his mother and father; son, David Kyle; one brother, Teddy; one sister, Marie Ann; and one grandson, Clint.
Survivors include his three daughters, Jennifer Brown of Fritch, Ruth Young and her husband Mark of Fritch, and Elizabeth Davenport of Amarillo; six grandsons; fourteen great grandchildren; and his brother, Tommy Phillips and wife Joelyn.
We are so sorry for your loss. I know he is happy to be free of his mortal body and is loving his new life in Heaven. I guess all of the "adults" from our old church are there now. We love you guys and think of you often! You are all in our prayers!
Todd & Deena ReaMemphis, TX
My condolences to Ruth, her sisters and family. Arvin, I still have that "filet" knife you so graciously made for me years ago. I think about you and your wonderful family whenever I pull it out. I know you are truly happy now, as you are with the ones that meant the most to you, God, and your beautiful wife Sarah. Have a wonderful forever, my friend!!!
David R ChimeraTUCSON, AZ
My condolences to Jennifer, Ruth and Liz, as well as all the grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jennifer, you can be assured that your mom and dad appreciated you caring for them all these years, even when they were confused or frustrated. Cherish the good memories.
Catherine WallsIdaho Springs, CO
Ruth and Jenny I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you both loved your daddy, he is in heaven now qith your mom and they are strolling the streets of gold hand in hand. I love you Ruth and praying for both of you.
Amanda DukePort Isabel, TX