Les was born on July 17, 1962, in Brownwood, Texas to Earl Phillips and Nelda (Ezra) Phillips. He retired after 25 years as an Associate Warden for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and most recently worked as a pumper in the oilfield for BHP Billiton. Les enjoyed cooking and spending time outdoors, especially fishing. Above all he loved spending time with the ones he loved, most importantly being “Poppaw” to his grandson, Tristan and uncle to his nephews, Wyatt and Connor. He loved them with all his heart. Les was a beloved husband, son, brother, father, “Poppaw” and friend to all. He was a respected man with a generous and loving heart who had a warm smile and the best hugs ever. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Lori Phillips of Orange, Texas; son, Louis Phillips; grandson, Tristan Phillips; sister, Sammye Risinger and husband, Randy Risinger, niece, Robin Sefzik and husband, Peter; great-nephews, Jake and Levi Sefzik; mother-in-law, Alice Adams; sister-in-law, Erin Wallace; and his nephews, Wyatt and Connor Wallace.
Les is preceded in death by his father, Earl Phillips; and his mother, Nelda (Ezra) Phillips.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Les’ name to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas: 2050 Spindletop Ave., Beaumont, TX 77705.