Theodore Nelson Phillips

Theodore Nelson Phillips

February 11, 1935 — March 5, 2019

Theodore Nelson Phillips, 84, of Kingsland, Texas, passed away March 5, 2019. He was born to Harry Davy and Helen Ann (Gammill) Phillips on Feb. 11, 1935, in Cambridge, Nebraska.

Ted spent twenty years serving in the Unites States Air Force, in club management. He was stationed at bases in Georgia, France, Greenland, Texas, Italy, and his final assignment was in Mississippi. After his military retirement Ted and Lorene settled in the Texas Hill Country town of Kingsland in 1975. Ted then went to work as a sales representative for the Stein Lumber company for several years. When he left Stein’s, he had his own lawn care business where he worked for another 15 years.

Ted was a faithful member of the Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Kingsland. He loved fishing, was a very good bowler, and enjoyed his woodworking projects.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Lorene Phillips of Kingsland, Texas; daughters, Jane McCarthy of Tacoma, Washington, and Mary Mays and husband Mike of Amboy, Illinois; sons, David Phillips and wife Theresa of Great Falls, Montana, and T.W. Phillips and wife Joanne of Kingsland, Texas; grandchildren, Buddy Willis, Matthew Willis, Julie Mandrik, Eric Mays, Stephanie Mays, Adam Mays, B.J. Holson, Daniel McCarthy, Edmund McCarthy and Maire Neelis. Numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends also survive.

Ted is preceded in death by his parents, his six older siblings, and his good buddy Emmitt.

The family will have a private service at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, Texas at a later date. In lieu of flowers and food, the family requests that condolences be made PutnamCares.com

Ted’s care entrusted to Putnam Funeral Home and Crematorium, 145 Texas Avenue, Kingsland.

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