Don E. Phillips

Don Phillips

Don Phillips, 86, of Bosqueville, passed away Sunday, March 29th.

Funeral Services: 11AM Wednesday, April 1st at Bosqueville Baptist Church with Rev. James Houser and Rev. Ryan Busby officiating. Burial will follow at Bosqueville Cemetery.

Visitation: will be held one hour prior to the service.

Don was born May 6, 1928 in Redondo Beach, CA to Otis and Ruth (Shumate) Phillips. He moved to Texas at an early age. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He then returned home and married his childhood sweetheart, Kathryn Louise French on July 19, 1946. He started working at General Tire. Then, he started his own businesses, including North Waco TV and Appliance, and Don E. Phillips, Inc.- a utility construction company. Don was a member of Gideons of Waco NW Camp, Masonic Lodge, former member and deacon at Park Lake Drive Baptist Church, and current member and deacon at Bosqueville Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 64 years, Kathryn Louise Phillips; and granddaughter, Brandy Phillips.

Survivors include his children, Donna Lindsey and husband Joe, Terry Don Phillips and wife Dotty, and Sharon Bostick and husband Danny; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and special cousin, Ralph Shumate and wife Wilma.

The family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to Annetta Jernigan for her loving devotion, personal care and friendship, and to Bluebonnet Hospice and Visiting Angels for your professional care.

Memorials may be made to Bosqueville Baptist Church.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Place of Service: Bosqueville Baptist Church , 7465 Rock Creek Rd.; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Nancy Mitchiner Wood

    So Very Sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Long ago we were all neighors
    God Bless You…
    Joe and Nancy Mitchiner Wood

  2. Charles Stern MD

    Dear Family of Don Phillips,

    The prayers and thoughts of the S&W Waco Family Medicine department go out to you during this time of sorrow. Don courageously faced many medical challenges at the end of his life. We pray for his peace and are very appreciative of care team that saw to his needs in his last days. May God’s grace and love surround you now and forever more. If we can be of any assistance to you all in any way, please let us know.

    God Bless,

    Dr. Charles Stern, MD

  3. Carla Marshall Hernandez

    Dear Donna and Family:

    Hearing of your loss of your father yesterday brought great sadness to my heart. I shall be praying that all the years of wonderful memories will be of comfort to you, Terry Don, Sharon and all the family members at this time of great grief. He was a fine man, and I regret not being able to honor him last week.

    With love and wonderful memories of our youth,
    Carla Marshall

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