Steve Phillips, 72, of Pampa, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 5, 2022 in Lubbock.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Larry Womack officiating. Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory. The memorial service will be livestreamed on the funeral home website.
Steve was born on July 20, 1950 in Wellington, Kansas to Raymond and Aisha “Boots” Phillips. He attended schools in Perryton and was known to a lot of his Perryton friends as “Scooter”, graduating in 1969. On March 16, 1968, he married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Carol Conner. After high school, Steve served in the US Airforce for a short time before he was discharged. In 1970, he started his career in the garment industry, working for companies such as Levi’s, Gap, and the Marie Foundation until it closed in 1985. 1985 is when Steve found his real passion, working for Perfex Energy. He worked there for several years before he purchased the business. Steve semi-retired in 2020 when he sold his business. It was difficult for him to sit around, he found himself helping others and doing odd jobs to stay busy. He loved to be around people and could tell stories for hours. Steve had a knack for being able to help and take care of older people, that was a gift he had. He loved his family and spending time with them.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Pat George.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Phillips of the home; daughter, Stephanie Keeler and husband Lent of McKinney; son, Kerry Phillips and wife Amy of Arvada, Colorado; he was known as “Grandpa”, “Knuckle Head”, and “Noodle Head” by his four grandchildren, Chase Keeler, Cade Keeler, Carson Phillips, and Addison Phillips; sister, Linda Smith of Pampa; father and mother in-law, Billy and Becky Conner of Pottsboro; sister-in-law, Beverly Layland of Pampa; sister-in-law, Sherry and husband Barry Cigich of Hallsville; brother-in-law, Bill Dean and wife Gwen Conner of Burleson; he also had 11 nieces and nephews who he loved dearly. He employed a couple of them, taught many to drive, and was an amazing role model.
Memorials can be sent to the American Heart Association or National Breast Cancer Association.
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