OBITUARY

A. W. Phillips

May 8, 1925February 17, 2018
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Acie William (A.W.) Phillips, 92, of Colorado City went home to the loving arms of his beloved Lord and Savior, on Saturday , February 17, 2018 at Mitchell County Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 20 at Oak Street Baptist Church with Rev. Jackie Brem and Dr. Jerry Shields officiating. Burial will be in Colorado City Cemetery under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Born May 8, 1925 in the Valley View community north of Loraine to Acie and Florrie (Brown)Phillips, A.W. was a life-long resident of Mitchell County. His family moved to Colorado City in 1936, and on January 29, 1947 he married the former Louise Hickson. They were married for 67 years before her death in 2014. He retired from Cosden Pipeline, a division of Fina Petroleum, in 1987. A.W. was a positive influence on the lives of many young boys in Colorado City, having coached in the boys youth baseball program of the Pony League for 39 years. The baseball field next to Wolf Stadium is named in his honor. He was a devoted member of Oak Street Baptist Church and was active in the county historical commission, Wallace Center senior citizens and the Colorado City park board. One of the pavilions at Ruddick Park is named for him. He also loved to feed and keep track of the ducks at Ruddick Park. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Louise, and son, Randy, and a sister, Louise McMullen. Survivors include a daughter , Brenda Edwards and husband Joe of Alamogardo, N.M.; five grandchildren, Joey Edwards and Shawn Edwards, both of Alamogardo, Trisha Wall of Buffalo, Okla. , Robin Phillips of McKinney; and Scott Phillips and wife Ashley of Chicago, Ill.; eight great-grandchildren; and a special niece, Janet Mayo and husband Ray of Colorado City

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Bailey Young

February 20, 2018

RIP Mr. Phillips. It was my pleasure to know you as a young man. You made a huge impact on my life. Thank you for being kind and understanding.
Bailey Joe Young

Betty Rankin

February 20, 2018

My condolences to the Family and Janet Mayo... So sorry for your Loss Prayers for comfort and healing
Betty Rankin

Brenda Sparks

February 19, 2018

Prayers for comfort . Sorry for your loss. He was a good man. A.W. will be missed.

Deana Hardegree

February 18, 2018

So very sorry for your family's loss. This was one of the sweetest & caring man I ever knew, while living and working in Colorado City.
May he RIP and may his family receive peace.

Shirley Howell

February 18, 2018

May God comfort you during this time.

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