Ramon Dale Phillips
August 11, 1933 – September 12, 2020
Ramon Dale Phillips, loving husband and devoted father, grandfather, and great grandfather, went to be with his Lord on September 12, 2020.
He is survived by his sons Philip Dean Phillips and Bradley Keith Phillips, daughters-in-law Teresa Lang Phillips and Ellen Schweers Phillips, grandson Stephen Phillips, granddaughter Lynsie Phillips Seawright, husband Ashley and great-grandsons Cullen and Kyler.
Ray was proceeded in death by his wife Dana Louise Phillips, mother, Nota May Phillips, father Herbert Alvin Phillips, and brother Herbert Phillips Jr.
Ray was born in Fort Worth, Texas on August 11, 1933. He attended Polytechnic High School where he met his future wife, Dana, in 1948. Following graduation, Ray and Dana married on September 6, 1952 and, after Ray’s two years of military service stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska, they made their home back in North Texas where they raised their two boys, Philip and Brad.
Ray studied at Arlington State University and Texas Christian University as he began a long and successful career in finance. He served as Controller for KFC Corporation from 1969 to 1974 and Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Pizza Inn Inc. from 1974 to 1989. During the remainder of his career, he served as Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer to Hallmark Financial Services. During his tenure, Ray took Hallmark public and significantly expanded the company through acquisition. After retirement in 2001, Ray continued to serve as Vice Chairman of the Board at Pizza Inn until his death.
Ray’s family was proud of his professional accomplishments, but those things pale in comparison to the wonderful man that he was to his family and friends. Ray was a faithful, loving, dedicated husband to his wife, whom he treasured, for 63 years. His sons learned by his example the meaning of strong character, honesty, and faith, as he clearly demonstrated those values every day. Ray’s life was full, meaningful, and well-lived. He brought joy to so many that were fortunate to have known him during his 87 years on this earth. To his boys, his life was a gift from God. No two sons could be more grateful for their fathers unwavering love, wisdom, and guidance.
A longtime member of the Methodist Church, services celebrating the life of Ramon Dale Phillips will be held for the family at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Ramon Dale Phillips
Kay & Steve Evans
September 28, 2020
We live around the corner from Ramon & Dana's home and have wonderful memories of stopping by on walks to share a few moments and to discuss their lovely landscaping. They were both always willing to share their expertise on plants that did well in this area. They are both missed but know they are together once again in Heaven. RIP Ramon. Kay & Steve Evans
September 18, 2020
Ray,my best friend for the past 44 years. i will miss you,however I can take solace in knowing you and Dana are together again.May both of you rest in peace. Love you my dear friend Forever .
September 15, 2020
Ramon was such a wonderful man and Phil and I are so sorry for you all. We met at Whites Chapel and our friendship grew over the years. We will miss him so much but rejoice in his re-joining Dana in Heaven.
Jackie and Phil Chaffins.