David Morris Phillips

David Morris Phillips

January 10, 1963   —     August 11, 2019

On Sunday, August 11, 2019, David Phillips passed away, at his home in Franklin, TN.   His Memorial Service was held August 19, 2019 at St Philip Catholic Church in Franklin, TN.

David was born in San Angelo, TX. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business from Tarleton State University in 1987 and his associate’s degree in Science from Amarillo College in 1993. On January 30, 2006, he married Cathy Lawas and together they raised one daughter, Ross Margaret. David lived in Amarillo, TX most of his adult life and after working a dedicated 30 years with Asarco, he received full retirement in January, 2019 and moved to the Nashville, TN area with his family.

David had a passion for stargazing, reading military history and novels and watching sci-fi movies. He was also an avid reader of science and astronomy and loved 80s rock and roll and Christian music. He was known for his uncanny memory and a funny knack for remembering details. He was a man of God and walks humbly with our Lord. David read his bible every day, seldom missed Sunday service, gave tithes and helped the poor as much as he could. He was honest and a very faithful husband, the best father to his daughter, a good son to his parents, a wonderful and reliable brother to his siblings, and always kept in touch.

David is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Cathy Lawas Phillips and their beautiful daughter, Ross Margaret Phillips of Franklin, TN.   Also survived by his father, Jimmy Phillips; brother, Marcus Phillips and sister and brother in law, Leron and Rick Redus.  David was loved by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Downs Phillips.

Our hearts are broken with this loss, we will miss you forever David.

Luke 11: 2-4

Psalm 73:26

3 Replies to “David Morris Phillips”

  1. David made an impact on those who knew him – maybe more than he knew – I admired his quiet inner strength and courage and am sad he is not with us now. I like to think of him free and flying among the stars 🌟 💗

  2. David was a kind, gentle, caring guy. His love for God and his family was so very clear. He was a true friend to many. My prayers for peace and precious memories to all that knew him. Heaven gained an awesome angel.

  3. Dear Phillips family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss of David. Praying that peace will be with you all.

    Katie Cree

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