Thad Newton Phillips

Thad Newton Phillips
Thad Newton Phillips

Thad Newton Phillips, 64, of Amarillo, TX died Monday, January 24, 2022.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 27, 2022, at Hamlin Memorial United Methodist Church in Farwell, TX followed by burial at Sunset Terrace Cemetery, also in Farwell.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Thad was born June 20, 1957, to Glenn and Elizabeth Phillips.  He grew up in Farwell, TX.  He helped on the family farm and graduated from Farwell High School in 1975, where he was involved in football and track.  Thad also was very active in FFA and very well liked. He was known for his quick wit and sense of humor. He attended Texas Tech University and earned his associate degree in physical therapy from Amarillo College.

For the last thirty years, he lived in Amarillo, where he worked in the car rental business.

Thad loved music, to hunt, and play golf.  He enjoyed WT Football during Don Carthel’s reign, and his nephew’s football teams at Texas A&M-Commerce and Stephen F. Austin. He also enjoyed following the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Tech.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Craig Darwin Phillips and Frank Glenn Phillips.

Survivors include his sisters, Cindy Carthel and husband Don, and Penny Phillips, all of Amarillo, TX; a nephew, Colby Carthel and wife Sarah, and their children, Major, Bear, and Stone, of Nacogdoches, TX; a niece, Courtney Burgoon and husband Andrew, and their children, Kyler, Kylie, and Kelton, of Canyon, TX; an uncle, Charlie Phillips, of Amarillo; and numerous cousins, and extended family that he cared for very much.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to a favorite charity.

8 Replies to “Thad Newton Phillips”

  1. So sorry to hear of Thad’s passing….our prayers are with you and your beautiful family …Sarah
    Guenther,Cary,Kim,and Marla

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. Thad was such a wonderful and fun personality. We always enjoyed seeing him at football games. He will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. We are so sorry to hear about Thad. We send our prayers for strength and comfort for Penny, Cindy, and all of your family.

  4. Thad was one of a kind. He always had a smile on his face and would do anything for a friend in need. I know he is stirring up heaven and having a good time!

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss . Sending big hugs!

  6. My heart is so heavy for the entire Philips family. Loosing loved ones is very hard. I pray your pain will be filled with God’s peace and love. Family is precious and I know yall have lost a very special man brother, uncle and friend to many. Know we care and send many hugs to each of you. With heavy hearts, Gary and Vickie Blain Davis

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