Leonard Bernard Phillips Jr.

December 11, 1946 - June 15, 2018
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Leonard B. Phillips Jr. was born on December 11, 1946 in Galveston (known as BOI) and lived all of his life in Galveston. Known as ‘Butch’, he died peacefully at his home at age 71.  Butch was one of 5 children, father of 1 and grandfather of 1.  He served honorably in the Vietnam War (1966-1968) with the US Navy on the USS Wedderburn as an Engine Mechanic.  Upon discharge he earned the National Defense and Vietnam Medals of Honor.  Butch attended Kirwin High School and was proud to have earned his high school diploma, worked at Sears as a Master Mechanic and as the Vehicle Shop Supervisor at the Texas A&M University at Galveston, where he retired.

Butch was an avid fisherman and an expert in Kayak Fly Fishing in the Galveston Bay, where many joyous memories were shared with his family and friends. He also loved to go fly fishing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Butch loved talking to people, especially sharing his experiences to help guide others.  He was a devoted son who was intelligent, kind and compassionate and always put the needs of others first.

Leonard is preceded in death by his father, Leonard B. Phillips Sr., and brother, Jimmy Phillips. He is survived by his mother, Emma Jene Phillips; son, Todd Phillips and wife, Tiffany; granddaughter, Megan Phillips; brothers:  Jerry Phillips and wife Nina, David Phillips and wife Jackie, and Mike Phillips and wife Dianne; nieces/nephews:  Shawn Phillips and friend Alicia Walton, Jessica Phillips, Stephanie and husband Daniel Gros, Patrick Phillips, Lauren Phillips and husband Marco Simoni, and Brendan Phillips and wife Sabrina Phillips.   He will also be missed by the Sekin family of Irving, Texas.

Butch’s family will receive visitors beginning at 4:00 pm, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 5:00 pm at the funeral home, led by Deacon John Pistone.

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Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Born: December 11, 1946
Died: June 15, 2018

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Tommy and Carolyn Martin posted on 6/24/18

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family at this time, and May God Bless Y’all now and the days ahead.


Geraldine Godsey posted on 6/23/18

At the end of your journey, all of our love, respect and best wishes. Prayerfully yours, Joe Sekin, Randy & Geraldine Godsey


Rhonda Gray posted on 6/23/18

My condolences to the family during this time. Please find comfort and hope for your family at Revelation 21: 3. 4.


Brad McGonagle posted on 6/20/18

I had the pleasure of working with Leonard at TAMU Galveston. Leonard was always one I could count on when I needed help with a special assignment or just to get a straight answer. Leonard was a hard worker and enjoyed those he worked with each day. My fondest memory was frying turkeys together for the Physical Plant Christmas Luncheon each year. Leonard always had a good spirit in his heart and a good relationship with Christ. He will be remembered as a good guy. Dr. Brad