Philip Herman Topper

Phillip Herman Topper
Phillip Herman Topper

Phillip Herman Topper, 72, of Amarillo, TX went to his heavenly home on November 2, 2021.

Memorial services will be at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, November 11, 2021, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Phillip Herman Topper was born in Wheeler, Texas on October 18, 1949. Phil was the firstborn of Herman and Estelle Topper. He lived the first couple of years in Wheeler before moving to Pampa for most of his school years. The family then moved to Borger in 1966 and he graduated high school in 1968.

He attended Frank Phillips College while working at Bovaird Supply. He married Carolyn Brown in 1969 and they were blessed with their daughter Dena Christine in 1974. He finished his college education at West Texas State, earning his bachelor’s degree in business. Phil worked for Kellogg Food and then for the State of Texas in the tax department overseeing several employees before his retirement in 2003. He enjoyed tinkering and helping Dena and Mike out when needed with their yard or other projects and spending time with them.

Phil liked people and he liked to visit. He was a loyal friend that was always willing to give his friends a hand. He was a dedicated son to his mother and father, especially in their later years. Phil’s savior was Jesus Christ, and he is in Heaven with Him today.

Phil was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Kathy.

He is survived by his daughter, Dena and husband Mike Lister of Amarillo, TX; his brother, Jim and wife Susan in Borger, TX; and a host of family and friends.

8 Replies to “Philip Herman Topper”

  1. Phil was my Supervisor at Texas Employment/Workforce Commission. He was a great Boss and even a better Friend. So wish I could be at the Memorial service. Good bye my Friend. God bless and keep you until we meet again.

  2. Phil was my second cousin. His grandmother, Estelle, was my grandmother, Montie Ruth Hensley’s, sister. I was an observer of the love that he displayed for Estelle and Herman in their later years. He was my “go to” when I had questions about our ancestry.
    Rest in peace Phil. You will be sorely missed.

  3. Phil was such a sweet soul. He was my cousin and so many times we would both answer when someone called out “Phil”. My nickname was Phyl. We’d always laugh about it. He always visited when we had family reunions and really cared about his family as well as his extended family. He was loved. And he will be missed. My condolences to the family

  4. We are very sorry for your loss. Phil was a great neighbor and always willing to help! We enjoyed visiting with him when he was out taking his walks. He stopped one day and helped my husband put up our Christmas lights! He gave our boys all kinds of stuff from his garage when they were younger. They were always curious and excited to see what he would give them. We will always have great memories of Phil and will miss him!

  5. Dear family, I am so sorry for your loss.
    Our Gwen is going to miss her Uncle Phil.
    Phil was the most gentle and caring man to our family. He will be missed.

  6. My cousin was a gentle soul. He loved his extended Family and kept up with them. He always remembered special dates. 45 years ago he called me one night and asked if I wanted to drive to Raton, N M with him to go to the horse races—— we did. He liked to remember and talk about our Aderholt Family history. He honored his Moma by making a weekly 2 hour drive to visit and help with her needs. He enjoyed our yearly Aderholt Family Reunions—— I don’t remember him ever missing one. I loved Phil—- I will miss him

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