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“Mr. Phillips will be greatly missed. As a former member of the DHS Band - Class '82. He made band fun & yet we learned the qualities needed to be...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Annette Morrell Story - TX

“Janet, I just heard about Bill and was shocked. We shared so many laughs and memories our first year in college as roommates, and I include Bill in...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Suzy Belitzer Citek - Fischer, TX

“I am so saddened by the news of Mr. Phillips' passing. When my family moved from Illinois to Duncanville, TX in January of 1975, it was during Mr....Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Tony Verive - Bartlett, IL

“I was sad when I heard the news about Bill. I have such fond memories of him. He was one of those special people that one never forgets. My...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Ann Hyatt - San Marcos, TX

“Our deepest sympathy are with your family. Nicci Harrison and family-Gayle, Blake and Brad from San Marcos ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Nicci Harrison - San Marcos, TX

“We join many others in our warm and caring memories of Bill. We will miss him. Our love and prayers go to all who share in this loss. ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Ed and Laura Wideman - Orlando, FL

“Bill, you will be truly missed. I am glad I had the opportunity to attend SMHS with you.You wre a great person.May God grant you peace in his kingdom...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Loretta Pastrano - San Marcos, TX

“Dear Janet, We feel fortunate that we got to be with you and Bill at Loraine's birthday party a few months ago. It was a fun time and Bill, as...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Linda and Bruce Harper - Kyle, TX

“Janet, I was just thinking of you and Bill this last week of a August. I would always tell my children how sweet you all were with me. I saw Loraine...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Gumesinda cindy Pastrano De Leon - TX

“I was so sorry to hear about Bill's death. My thoughts and prayers go out to Janet and the children and the Phillips family as well as Janet's...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Carol Dean Osterman - Phoenix, AZ

“I was in the SWT Bobcat band when Bill was Drum Major. He was incredible! I am truly sorry to hear of his passing. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Shann Manning Gary - Uvalde, TX

“My deepest sympathy. I probably haven't seen you since May 1965, but I can still see Bill leading the SM Rattler Band. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: DeAnn Schubert White - Staples, TX

“To the Phillips family, We are sorry that we can?t be with you in person at the Memorial Service, but wanted to pay tribute to Bill who is simply...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Sylvia & Warren Matiko - TN

“The world has lost a ray of sunshine. He brought happiness to so many and will be dearly missed. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Penny Edwards Vaughn - TX

“Davis,we were saddened to hear of your Father's passing. He was one of the first people we met at our initial Ripley's meeting in Quebec and we...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Thom & Heather Mac Millan

“Bill was a hightly influential and motivating factor in my professional career, and a close personal friend and colleague. My recently deceased...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Drew Edward Hunter - Jacksonville, HI

“Janet and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Mark and Jennifer Hecht ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Mark and Jennifer Hecht - TX

“Dear Janet & Family - I was so sorry to hear about Bill. He was a wonderful man and he will be truly missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Sharon & Pat Berry;Jennifer & Walter Powell; Elizabeth & Brian - LA

“My Dear Friend Bill, You are a special human being and will be sadly missed in this world. You always knew the right words of encouragement, had a...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Jan Johnson - Burlington

“Janet & Family...Perry & I were saddened to hear of Bill's passing. It seems only yesterday we were having lots of fun in high school. Bill was a...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Pam Storey Settemeyer - TX

“It was a privilege to know Bill. He was a great teacher with patience and a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed. May the pain of his family's...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Syd & Tammy Johnston - Paris, TX

William Davis Phillips Bill went to be with the Lord on September 1, 2007 at the age of 60. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Janet W. Phillips, his children, Davis Phillips and his wife Kari, Dana Dunham and her husband Chuck, brother Rusty Phillips and wife Becky, brother Bob Phillips and his wife Susan, grandchildren Lizzie, Annie and Rosie Dunham, and Willie and Jackson Phillips.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Betty Phillips, and granddaughter Katelyn Rose Dunham. Bill was born on May 2, 1947 in Austin, Texas and graduated from San Marcos High School. He received his Masters degree in Music from Southwest Texas State University. As a band director for more than 10 years, Bill touched thousands of young lives.

Following in his father's footsteps, he then went on to build a successful career in tourism and a family business, Phillips Entertainment, which operates three successful tourist attractions in San Antonio, Texas. Bill brought great joy and laughter to all who knew him, and he was often the life of the party. He and Janet are members of University United Methodist Church and served with Meals on Wheels for several years. Bill will be dearly missed by his family and friends.