Robert "Phil" Love '66 February 16, 2017 2:46 PM updated: February 16, 2017 2:48 PM
Published in (Fort Worth) Star Telegram on January 19, 2017
Robert Philip “Phil” Love
FORT WORTH — Robert Philip “Phil” Love, 81, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, to continue his eternal life with the Lord.
Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Agape Baptist Church. Interment: Private in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Agape Baptist Church or a charity of choice. Throughout Phil’s life he was an active member in various Baptist churches, where he was a Sunday school teacher and deacon. His life was dedicated to church and family. Phil was born Sept. 4, 1935, in Greenville, graduated from Greenville High School, and received his BBA in Industrial Management from Texas Tech in 1958. After graduating, Phil received a direct commission into the Air Force as a hospital administrator. While in the Air Force, Phil completed his master’s degree in Computer Science at Texas A&M in 1966. Phil also married Joyce Geer in 1966 and they left for Thailand where Phil served his Vietnam tour. Phil and Joyce spent a year in Thailand while Phil was in charge of the seven computer centers. Upon returning to the states, they moved to the Washington, D.C., area. At the Pentagon he was assigned to Headquarters Air Force and Department of Defense. His last tour in Washington was at the White House where he was in charge of the White House Computer Center, which served the White House and the National Security Council. Always striving to move closer to their families in Texas, Phil spent the last three years in the Air Force as the director of the computer center for the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. He retired in 1983 at the rank of colonel. Phil then began his second career in Fort Worth with General Dynamics and then Computer Sciences Corporation as the director of Professional Services until he retired in 1997. After retirement, Phil continued his church work, including being a charter member of Agape Baptist Church.
Survivors: His wife of 50 years, Joyce Geer Love; daughters, Nancy Love Klinkenberg and her husband, Gus, Linda Love Fisher and her husband, Drew; grandchildren, Bethany Klinkenberg, Dillon Fisher and Laura Fisher; and sister, Dorothy Embry.
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