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.