Michael Steven (Steve) Phillips passed away on May 2, 2020 at Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlingen, Texas. Steve was born on November 23, 1950 in Gatesville, Texas, where he spent his childhood. Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Mitchell Phillips and Norma Jean Huff and by his sister, Susan Kay Phillips McKissack.
After graduating from Tarlton State University with degrees in business and music, Steve moved to Duncanville, Texas. He worked for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years, moving up through the ranks, retiring as a director. During his time at the Postal Service, Steve also pursued his love of music and performing. He became a founding member of a band called “The Habit”. Steve’s love of music was passionate throughout the years as he played his bass guitar for the enjoyment of his fans in the Dallas area.
Four years after retiring, Steve and his current wife, Irene Pierce Phillips, moved to Sunshine Country Club Estates in Harlingen, Texas. Steve became an avid golfer and he golfed regularly for the four years he lived in Sunshine Estates. He would never miss his daily round at noon with his good friends. Steve never stopped enjoying playing his bass or guitar. He even dabbled in playing with a band in Harlingen. Steve’s main interest was his musical instruments. He played them to the very end, to the great entertainment and joy of his loving wife Irene. Also, Steve greatly enjoyed traveling with Irene to the oceanside at nearby Padre Island.
Steve is survived by his son Jonathan A. Phillips and his wife, Megan, along with his four adored grandchildren, Carley, Abigail, Emma and Zander. Steve also has many stepchildren and grandchildren that he loved and stayed close to from his marriage with his deceased wife, Peggy, and from his marriage with his current wife, Irene.
Steve has many close friends in the Dallas area, where he lived for over 50 years. He also made many good friends during the last four years of his life in Harlingen. His passing has left a void in the hearts of his many friends that will never be filled.
Steve Phillips – Forever loved and never forgotten.
A Virtual Memorial Service was held on July 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM CDT via Virtual Memorial Gatherings.
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