David Phillips

January 14, 1956November 8, 2018
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David Bryan Phillips, 62 of Houston, passed away on November 8, 2018, after a courageous fight against kidney cancer. A celebration of his life will be held at Forest Park East Funeral Home, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX, on Nov. 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

He is survived by his father, James Phillips of Houston; brothers Steven, Ronald and Donald of Houston; brother Gary of Houma, LA: sister Deborah Belanger (Doyle) of Metarie, LA; sister Linda Gann (Greg) of Mexia, TX; sister Marolyn Douglas of Ada, OK.; step-sister Vasso Espinoza (Henry) of Crosby, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nola Barnes Phillips and step-mother Angela Andreossi Phillips.

In 1975 David graduated from Terrebonne High School in Houma, Louisiana. He was a retired petrochemical worker, with 28 years of dedicated experience at Rohm and Haas Chemical and Dow Chemical.

He was devoted to his family and friends. He possessed a larger-than-life personality, greeting all he met with a smile, a laugh, or a joke. He took greatest pleasure in cooking, listening to classic rock and roll and enjoying the company of others. He was an avid reader and was passionate about military history. One of his greatest joys was traveling across our country with family members to historic sites and automobile museums.

He was an active member of the Space City GI Joe Club for ten years and attended six national conventions.

The family would like to thank Dr. Amir Salam and his staff for the superb medical attention, and the Fourth Floor nursing staff at St. John’s Methodist Hospital for the compassionate treatment he received under their care.

He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of sharing his friendship and love.

“I fought the good fight. I finished the race. I kept the faith.”

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Phillips family.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 24, 2018

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Ray and Jenny McDonald

December 6, 2018

Ray and I considered it a privilege to have Dave as a neighbor and friend. It was a pleasure to know him and meet his family. They seem to be as nice and gracious as he was. We're sure that the memories you all have of him will see you through the coming days. Rest in peace, Dave. You will be missed.

Greg Pickens

November 27, 2018

I shared many wonderful times hanging out with David.. Although we we're cousins, he was like an older brother that I never had.. If there were ever a Rock & Roll "FONZI", David Phillips was it... Until we get to party again.. Stay COOL my brother..

Kerry Burt

November 24, 2018

New Wave Dave Rest in Peace my old friend and just know the world was a better place with you in it.

Deni Groom

November 15, 2018

I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:7

David has earned his rest. He worked tirelessly his entire life. David was generous with his time, helping out others without expecting anything in return, always unselfishly.
We will never cook a pot of Charro beans, fire up the grill, take a dip in our pool, eat a meal at Pappasito's, or look at a ceiling fan that he hung in our house and not feel a tug at our heartstrings. Another words, we will miss him in so many ways, every day, forever. There is a missing piece in our family that can never be replaced.
I am thankful that whenever we spoke to him on the phone we expressed our love and he did the same to us.
David lived a rich, full life and we are all the better for having the privilege of being in that life.
Love you,
Sonny, Deni, Stephanie, Mickey and family

Fay Theriot

November 10, 2018

David was an awesome person and good friend. He always kept in touch and visited when he was in town. He was so thoughtful and kind. One of the best! Rest In Peace, David! We’ll miss you!
Nue and Fay

Nina Osborne

November 9, 2018

The staff at Forest Park East is thinking of you and your family at this time of loss.