OBITUARY

Retired HPD Sgt. Phillip D. Tippen

September 28, 1948March 16, 2019
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PHILLIP DALEY TIPPEN, passed away on March 16, 2019. He was born September 28, 1948, in Bay City, TX, to Lawrence and Earldeen Tippen.

Retiring in 2005, Phillip was a thirty-seven year veteran of the Houston Police Department, serving twenty one years in the Criminal Intelligence Division, where his attention to duty and deep compassion for others affectionately earned him the nickname “Father Phil”. During his tenure with the Department, Phillip was recognized with some twenty-seven commendations. Having been a thirty-six year leukemia survivor, Phillip participated as a member of the Anderson Network, a survivor organization sponsored by MD Anderson Cancer Center, and was a patron sponsor of the HPD Bicycle Relay Team for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Throughout the communities and groups Phillip has been a part of, he was known to be a humble and kind man with a humorous streak a mile wide. At gatherings and events, Phillip never shied away from, or passed up, an opportunity to entertain and make others laugh. He was a devoted son, brother, and father, and proud grandfather and great-grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his father “Tip” and mother “Deenie” of Friendswood, TX. He is survived by his sister Kris Tippen of Markham, TX; daughter Rachel, her husband Jason Robertson, grandson Tyler Greer, great-grandson Mason of Milo, ME; son Andy, his wife Channing Fawcett of Denver, CO; daughter Erin, her husband Scott Aschenbeck and grandsons Sean and Hank of Adkins, TX.

HPD Chaplain Monty Montgomery will be officiating. Visitation will be held at Forest Park East Funeral Chapel, 21260 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019. A Memorial Service will follow at 12:30 p.m. with interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • Reception to follow Thursday, March 21, 2019

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Retired HPD Sgt. Phillip D. Tippen

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Barbara Cotten

March 21, 2019

I remember all the fun times in Police Recruiting where pranks were played, either to Phil or by Phil. He was such a fun loving guy and I'm proud to have called him a friend.

May your memories comfort you in the days to come.

Nina Osborne

March 20, 2019

The Staff of Forest Park East Funeral Home sends our sincere condolences to your family.

Ron Cobb

March 20, 2019

Phil and I worked together many years ago in Property. We also worked an extre job at St. Luke’s Hospital. Although we both moved on to various assignments through the years, we remained friends. He would always greet you with a big welcome and a bigger smile. Everyone loved and respected Phil. I’m honored to have known him.

David Sheetz

March 19, 2019

Phil,
I enjoyed working with you in CID and remaining friends after I made Sergeant and my office was two doors down, so we had coffee on a regualer basis and swaped semi-true stories.
You will be truly missed by all who knew you.
Rest in pece my friend.
David Sheetz (retired)

Richard Dixon

March 19, 2019

Phil’s Dad and My Dad worked together for many years when we were youngsters. What a surprise I was in for when I was assigned to Park Place Station and was assigned to ride with Phil. We ruffled a few feathers and kicked up some dust together in our nightsift exploits. He was a great partner the short time we rode together and I really enjoyed our time riding together. He was a good man.





Rudy Garza

March 19, 2019

Rest in Peace, Phil.

Robert Mireles

March 19, 2019

You will be missed! Thank you for being our Sgt. “Father Phil” while making sure we stayed on scheduled with training, Pistol Qualification, shop maintenance and being a Master of Ceremonies to our division Christmas Parties, and what great costumes he would wear during the Christmas Luncheon while presenting during awards to the deserving person who done something goofy or notable. Thank Phillip for being you!

Robert Mireles aka “Rabbit”

Mike Cox

March 19, 2019

Yes, I had the good fortune to work with Phil on many occasions during my 25 years as a Sgt. in the Solo motorcycle detail. His intelligence was above great! His sense of humor made many of the trying times so much easier. And the complicated work we did together was always done well because of his intelligence and dedication to his work---A GREAT man!!!
I know his family and friends will miss him very much.

Love to you all,
SgtBigBird

Steve Lyons

March 19, 2019

I worked with Phil on a number of dignitary escorts while he was in the Criminal Intelligence Division and I supervised the Solo Motorcycle Detail. What a pleasure he was to work with. Always upbeat, friendly, funny, and professional. Truly a joy to work with him over the years. Life would be so much easier for all if more were like Phil. Peace Brother.

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