Thomas Bouck Phillips Thomas and his wife Patricia, received some disturbing news this past October that would forever change their lives. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was sent home with a short time to live.

With all the hope and faith that God’s perfect will would be done, they began their journey. In the care of the angels from Hospice, his wife, twin brother and the many friends and family members that would visit him over the next four months, his wishes were being granted and God’s will was being done. Thomas was a caring, considerate, patient and selfless person, Tom was that good and perfect gift that comes from the Father above.

His wife will forever be grateful for the 17 years she spent with him and will always cherish the love he had for her children and grandchildren. He will forever live on in the hearts of all who knew him.

Thomas went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 27, surrounded by his wife, twin brother and friends. A native of Port Arthur, he was born on Sept. 3, 1949 to Charles and Helen Phillips who preceded him in death.

He has resided in Orange, for 17 years where he worked as a draftsman. Thomas loved his family and friends and had a passion for the outdoors and his animals.

He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Patricia Phillips; his step children, Larry and Elizabeth Tyson, and Justin Tyson; grandchildren, Noah Tyson, Addison Tyson and Jude Tyson; twin brother, Tim, and Kathleen Phillips of Groves; nephew, Chris Phillips; Marissa Stiles and Lindsey Lakey, and great nieces Kendall Socia, Merrit Styles and Mason Lakey.

Thomas’s life will be celebrated with a gathering of family and friends on Feb. 10, at the Groves Activity Center, 6150 39th St. from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.