Monnie D. Phillips

Monnie D. Phillips, 84, of Dumas, died Saturday, November 23, 2019.

Services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel, 500 N. Maddox.  Burial will be at the Dumas Cemetery.

Monnie was born on November 23, 1935 in Shamrock, Texas to Elmo Lawson Phillips and Callie Rebecca Phillips.  He graduated from Panhandle High School and earned his Bachelors degree and Masters from West Texas State University.  He served in the U.S. Navy.  Monnie had taught in Pringle and in the Dumas Jr. High School for over thirty-five years.  He loved to play softball and coach when he was younger.  He also enjoyed playing golf and hit a hole in one at North Plains Country Club.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

He married Vicki Wiggins on November 22, 1961 in Canyon, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Callie Rebecca Phillips; two brothers, Elmo Phillips Jr. and Ed Phillips; and a sister, Wanda Kiser.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki Phillips of Dumas; three sons, Clay Phillips and wife Kara of Lakewood, N.Y., Ronnie D. Phillips and Penny of Burleson, Tx., and Jay Phillips of Dumas; a sister, Peggy Walvoord and husband David of Amarillo; and two grandchildren, Payton Phillips and Scott Phillips.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

The family suggests memorials be to Moore County Hospice, 224 E. 2nd, Dumas, Texas  79029 or the First Baptist Church, 420 S. Bliss Ave., Dumas, Texas  79029

9 Replies to “Monnie D. Phillips”

  1. I had Jay in my class at Green Acres. Monnie was so proud of his family, loved his family very much and always had an infectious smile and sense of humor. So very sorry for the loss of your beloved husband and father. Thoughts and prayers for all.

  2. Mr Phillips was a great guy. I had him as a teacher and he played softball with my dad back in the over 40 league. My thoughts and prayers are with the family!

  3. Vicki,
    I can only say as experience of being a widow for 17 1/2 years now; cling tightly to our Lord’s unchanging and unfailing hand as he will not fail you. Travel the pathway ahead as there is only one pathway and no pathways for each of you. I wish I could be there to give you a hug but know it is coming over the way from Stillwater, Oklahoma where I am not living in a senior apartment complex and loving it here with my family. God bless each of you in this time of great void.

  4. I knew Monty for many years. He son Jay Ray was of my best friends. Monty and many kids spent numerous of hours at there house. He enjoyed playing basketball out in the driveway with us all as kids. I can’t how many rides he gave me as a kid ride home. I will always remember those times. My prayers and thoughts are with his family. You will be dearly missed. Rest in my peace my friend.

  5. I’m sorry for your loss. Mr. Phillips graduated with my dad from Panhandle and made many trips to Sunray to see him over the years. I was able to be there a few times when he visited and there was always lots of laughter. Prayers for peace and comfort during this time.

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