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Obituaries

February 26, 2014

The Reverend Thomas Michael (Mike) Phillips

FORT WORTH – The Reverend Thomas Michael (Mike) Phillips died Feb. 16, 2014.

A celebration of Mike’s life is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at Couts Memorial United Methodist Church, 802 N. Elm St., Weatherford, TX 76133.

He was born Oct. 3, 1943,  in Vernon, Texas, to Lee Weaver Phillips and Lorene Sandlin and raised by Lee and Maxine Charles Phillips, in Weatherford. Mike married his high school sweetheart, Georgia Nix, on July 14, 1963. From early days forward in their relationship, everyone knew them as Mike and Georgia. Two beautiful children, Kelley Denise and Thomas Lee, blessed their lives within the first four years of marriage and all four in this Phillips clan grew and matured together, giving Mike and each other love and support as he followed his calling to the Methodist ministry.

Mike finished his associate’s degree while serving as a student pastor at Silver Creek Methodist, then on to his bachelor’s at Texas Wesleyan University while serving at Central UMC in Mineral Wells. He was pastor at First UMC in Kennedale when he started his master’s of divinity at Brite Seminary, TCU, graduating while pastoring Methodist churches in Little River and Holland, receiving ordination as elder of the Central Texas Conference UMC.

His next appointment was Whites Chapel UMC in Southlake, followed by Boulevard UMC, Red Oak UMC, Tenth Street UMC in Taylor, Hutto UMC, Smithfield UMC and Polytechnic UMC in Fort Worth, First UMC in Hillsboro and finally First UMC in Mineral Wells where his battle with chronic pain from multiple surgeries brought about his need to take medical disability retirement.


Mike is survived by Georgia, Kelley and husband, Rob, Burchak and children, Bryce, Alexa, and Emma; Lee and wife, Sarah; brothers, Jerry Phillips and wife, Ann; John Phillips; and Byron Haynes and wife, Martha; sisters Paula Corder and husband, Nolan; Charlton Huntley and husband, Sid; Aunt Lenore Phillips; and a host of cousins, nephews and nieces and their families.

Mike goes to be with his parents; grandparents; uncle; brother, Steve; baby daughter, Cheri Gaye; and a host of friends.

The remaining family is very grateful for the compassionate care provided by VITAS Hospice.
       
  

In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift to Couts UMC, Unity Church of Fort Worth, or your favorite charity is welcomed by family.

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