Phillip James Tabor
April 24, 1951 – July 5, 2018
Phillip James Tabor was born on April 24, 1951 in Akron, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, James French Tabor and Oma Newsome Tabor. Phil left this earthly life on July 5, 2018 at the age of 67.
Phil was a long time resident of Arlington, Texas, graduating from Sam Houston High School in 1969. He later studied Aviation Mechanics at Tarrant County College. Phil was self-employed for most of his adult life. He was a car enthusiast and was fortunate to earn a living doing what he loved. Phil was well respected by his peers for his knowledge of the auto industry. In his younger days, he enjoyed building and racing cars, especially his Anglin.
Those who knew Phil well knew that he had a good heart, with a special fondness for animals. He rescued numerous strays and lost pets. His own dogs were always well loved and cared for, and especially close to his heart was his little Gyzmo.
Phil was a man who followed through on his promises, used integrity in his business dealings, and busied himself with numerous entrepreneurial projects.
Phil had a large family of close friends and neighbors. He was a "one-of-a-kind" man with an exceptionally unique sense of humor, who was loved and will be truly missed.
Phillip James Tabor
July 26, 2018
Phil will always be my best friend, my side kick, the big brother I wish I had. We met in 1991, when I needed a t-top replacement for my car. Who knew we would remain close for all these years. We lost money in Reno and had snowball fights in South Lake Tahoe. We dinned with Snow White and Goofey at Disney World and took Sunday drives around the lake. He will be missed by all who knew him, he was one of a kind and I will be forever be grateful that I was his friend.
There are no goodbyes for us.
Wherever you are, you
will always be in my heart.
July 11, 2018
We met Phillip through our sister, Kay Harper, who passed away 7/21/1990 & Joe Hill. He was a very special person and was always included in our many get-to-gethers in the past. We use to see him walking his little dog in our neighborhood and we have know him since 1983. We are very sorry for his passing but know he is in a better place.
July 7, 2018
I send my condolence to the family of Phillip Tabor. May happy memories of Phillip bring you comfort as we await the fulfillment of Acts 24:15, which gives us hope to be reunited with our dead loved ones.