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Robert Phillips

Arrangements under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home, PARIS, TX.


John Robert Phillips, 64, of Paris, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016, at his home.

Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 12th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Fortenberry officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

John was born June 12, 1951, in Lamar County, the son Robert Hoyle & Lucille Butler Phillips.

He graduated from Paris High School and attended Paris Junior College and Texas A&M.

His career at Campbell Soup Company spanned 28 years. He was then a realtor for Century 21 Harvey Properties for 14 years.

John was retired & enjoying life but still wanted to work so he had a little part-time job. He loved to travel or just stay home watching TV. If he was with Robin he was happy. He wanted his yard to look perfect. He loved his kids so much, he was at every football and baseball game Brandon had. Brandon was a late in life baby, and John was so proud of him. He loved to play golf with Brandon. Whatever Brandon wanted to do, John did. He was happy just to be with him. It kept him young. John loved to watch Chesley play football and was so proud of Chesley and the man he had become.

John married Robin Brunson, building 25 years of family and memories. They were starting on 26 years this month.

He loved Saturday nights with Kathy & Steve going out for supper and playing Farkle.

He has been a member of Breakfast Optimist, the old Noon Optimist, Civil War Reenactment, coached baseball at one time and umpired in his early days.

Survivors include his wife, Robin, sons, Brandon Phillips and fiancé Rileigh Edwards of Paris, Chesley Phillips & wife Dana of Blossom and Wesley Phillips, grandchildren, Haley Phillips, Dalton Phillips and Raden Phillips, brother-in-law, Rodney Brunson & wife Tammie, sisters, Pam Phillips and Barbie Phillips Elliott, uncles, Bill Butler and Virgil Butler, an aunt, Maxine Lee, dear friends, Dobie Campbell, Steve & Kathy Coker, and his fur baby Peanut. His fur baby Bonnie preceded him in death last June.

Casket bearers will be: Dalton Phillips, Ernie Sparks, David Rowton, Charles Adkins, Bruce McMonigle and Bryan Williams.

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05/09/16 04:58 PM #1    

Susan Williams

OMG! Rest in peace Robert. You were and will be remembered as one of the good guys! I am happy to have known you!

05/10/16 09:12 AM #2    

Bobby Hargroves

I am in shock also. It was only about two or three weeks ago we saw Robert and  his wife and friends at a local Italian Restaurant. We would see them there quite often on Saturday nights. Rest in Peace Robert, condolence to the family, and thanks for being a friend.

All you other classmates. Take care and know you have not been forgotten by your other classmates, even though we may not communicate on a regular basis.

Grace and Peace to all.




05/10/16 02:08 PM #3    

Marcie Griffin

To Robert's wife and family--I cannot believe that Robert is gone!  It is such a shock.  We were just communicating through this website about Bob Gurley and now Robert has passed.  Buddy--you will always be remembered and I am so sorry to your wife and family, as I know he loved you all so much.

We will meet again, my friend.  Rest in peace.  

05/10/16 02:28 PM #4    

Keith Nash


Makes me so sad.....Robert you will be missed!! RIP old friend...see ya on the other side!



05/10/16 07:57 PM #5    

Doug Smith

R I P  Good Buddy.....worked at Campbell's and remembered many good times both at work and high school.  My prayers are with Robin and the kids.

Doug Smith

05/10/16 08:41 PM #6    

Richard Grimes

RIP Short Bob.   Gonna miss you brother, you were one of a kind.

05/10/16 09:50 PM #7    

Bobby Graves

Robert, you were a special person and you will be missed. My sympathy and prayers for the family. God bless you all. 

05/11/16 09:29 AM #8    

Tim Taylor

Many fond memories of my time spent with Bob, especially during my senior year.  I rememeber authoring some pep rally skits back then.  Really stupid scripts like you'd expect at that age, but it didn't matter because Bob was the star and he always made them work.  I was fortunate to have our paths cross for a short time again while Brandon worked his way through PISD.  You are remembered and missed.

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