John Fred Phillips

November 16, 1928February 26, 2018

John Fred Phillips was born on November 16, 1928 in Haskell, Texas and passed away on February 26, 2018 in Abilene, Texas


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, February 28, 2018

John Fred Phillips

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Kendal Johnston

March 1, 2018

John Fred never forget his roots in the small west Texas community of Water valley. His parents used to babysit me as my dad grew up two homes down from the Phillips family. He was great to talk to and had many memories of earlier days in our town and I kept up with him after moving to Abilene. He even spoke at many high school graduations including my own. Now we are a part of the Abilene Cooper family where he taught for years and was one of the first teachers when that school opened in 1960. What an honor.

Cathy Ashby

March 1, 2018

It was an honor and privilege to work with John Fred at Cooper. John Fred taught across the hall from me. He was a seasoned veteran and I was a new teacher. He was a constant support for me giving me advice, sharing laughs during passing periods, and mentoring me through my beginning years. I loved him and Nelwyn dearly.