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John Phillips '81 February 28, 2017 2:15 PM updated: February 28, 2017 2:20 PM

(Published in) Longview News-Journal (on) February 12, 2017

John Robert Phillips

Like each of us, John dealt with challenges. He faced these challenges with courage and determination. John volunteered with Longview Habitat for Humanity and he served on the board of directors of UUFL and as worship leader. His input and ideas were always thoughtful and helpful.
John Phillips was a smart, good, and kind man. He made genuine contributions and lived a worthy life. He will be missed.

John Robert Phillips
LONGVIEW - John Robert Phillips, the only child of Ben Mason Phillips and Lyddia Carr Phillips, was born October 14, 1958 in Longview, Texas. John died January 27, 2017 in Longview, Texas.

Those who survive John wish to thank the many people who made the last months and days of his life more comfortable: Dr. Jeanette Liu for her wise and compassionate counsel; Dr. John Wright; the nursing staff second floor medical/oncology of Longview Regional Hospital; the kind and compassionate staff of Trinity Timbers Assisted Living and Summer Meadows Nursing Home; and Care Team Hospice. Each of you made a difference for John. We are grateful.
John is survived by extended family members: Evelyn Phillips Kassed of Dallas, TX; Anna Beth Denny of Garland, TX; William Kassed of North Little Rock, AR; Dee Ann Smith of Whitehouse, TX; Tommy Phillips of Lindale, TX; and Cynthia Hampton of Daingerfield, TX.

John is also survived by his professional colleagues and friends at Norris Cylinder; his church family from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Longview; long-time friend and childhood neighbor, Janice Williams; and many others who aided and cared deeply for John during his life journey.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Longview, 2301 Alpine Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Longview Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 2551, Longview, Texas 75606; Longview Community Ministries, PO Box 1023, Longview, Texas 75606; Newgate Mission, 207 S. Mobberly Ave., Longview, TX 75602; or to a charity of choice.

John was a graduate of Longview High School and Texas A & M University. His focused and meticulous nature made him well suited to his chosen field, electrical engineering.

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