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Robert Alan Phillips

January 1, 1950 — August 16, 2019

Robert Alan Phillips, 69 of Eula, Texas fought the good fight and finished his race on Earth at his home on August 16, 2019 and is now with our Lord. Bob was a fighter and overcame many illnesses before the last one, which he fought courageously.

Visitation will be at 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday August 23rd at The Hamil Family Funeral Home in Abilene, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday August 24th at University Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas.

Robert was born in Crescent City, California to Wanda Colleen Phillips and John Henry Phillips. He graduated from Tushka High School in Tushka, Oklahoma in 1968. He then went to serve his country as a Navy Corpsman from 1969 to 1973. Bob married Nelma Rose Conley on June 17th, 1978 in Medina, Texas. Bob earned a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Bible, Ministry, and Evangelism from Abilene Christian University in 1980. He served innumerable churches during his life. Among the churches he preached for were, Huckabay Church of Christ in Huckabay, Tx., Harlendale Church of Christ in San Antonio, Tx., Crowell Church of Christ in Crowell, Tx., Sunray Church of Christ in Sunray, Tx., Leakey Church of Christ in Leakey, Tx., Aspermont Church of Christ in Aspermont, Tx., College Hill Church of Christ in Gunter, Tx., he also preached at many other churches on an interim and volunteer basis. Over the years, Bob was involved in numerous civic organizations; among them, the Rotary Club, Lions Club, and Toastmasters. His favorite way to serve the community was to announce games for youth sports and local high schools for over 25 years.

Robert was preceded in passing by his father, John Henry Phillips and his sister Barbara Wilson.

He is survived by his wife, Nelma of Eula; son Jamin Phillips, Laura of Abilene; son Jordan Phillips, Shelby, of Longview; daughter Jana Murphy, Kelly of Keller; brother Danny Phillips of San Antonio; brother Maynard Phillips, Debra, of Georgetown; brother Terry Phillips, Patricia, of Bandera; brother-in-law Bill Wilson of Newalla, OK, mother Wanda Phillips, of Newalla, OK., in-laws, David and Floy Beth Chambers of San Antonio; Ken and Ernestine Edwards of Burleson; grandchildren, Avery, Mykenna, Beckett, and Hunter.  He is also loved and missed by his nieces and nephews.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation at Funeral Home

Friday, August 23, 2019

6:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

The Hamil Family Funeral Home

6449 Buffalo Gap Rd, Abilene, TX 79606

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

University Church Of Christ

733 E North 16th St, Abilene, TX 79601

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Final Resting Place

Eula Cemetery

Co Rd 241, TX 79510

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