Graveside services for Michael Dean Phillips of Corpus Christi, Texas are 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 8 th , at the Allen Cemetery, Allen, Oklahoma. The Choctaw Honor Guard will conduct military honors at the cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 7 th , at the Allen Chapel.
Michael Dean Phillips, 56, entered into eternal rest on July 29, 2020, in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born on January 21, 1964 in Baker City, Oregon, the son of Jacqueline Kay (Robinson) and Richard Arnold Phillips Jr.
Mike is survived by his wife Toma Sellman Phillips; his children Kristopher, Ethan, Chase, Emma and stepson Travis; his parents, Jackie, and Arnold and his wife Linda; sister Cyndi and her husband Kelly; brother Todd and his wife Leslie; his grandchildren Hadli, Colton, and Halli Jo. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and his beloved dogs Paisley, Jameson, and Red.
He is predeceased by his son Caleb.
Mike graduated from Sonora High School in Sonora, Texas in 1982. Following graduation, he served four years in the United States Marine Corp. After his Marine Corp service, he attended the United States Border Patrol Academy in Anniston, Alabama. His first duty station as a Border Patrol Agent was in Carrizo Springs, Texas where he retired in 2013. Mike was also a licensed boat captain, a certified scuba diver and talented carpenter. Mike excelled at almost anything he set his mind to.
Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking. He was an excellent marksman and was a firearms instructor at the United States Border Patrol Academy in New Mexico.
He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.