Leslie ‘Mac’ Phillips

Leslie ‘Mac’ Phillips… hard worker, lady charmer, inappropriate-joke teller, Harley rider, gun-toter, horse-trader, bear-hugger, Wrangler wearer, boot scooter, story portrayer, hat-sporter, gadget inventor, penny pincher, candy lover, random-fact giver, family-forever Marine… graduated to heaven on November 22, 2019.

Mac appeared on the scene September 21, 1943 in Newton, KS and the world was forever changed. He was welcomed into heaven 76 years later by his parents Woodrow Phillips, Cora & Jim Kehl and his sisters, Dianna Carlson, Dottie Keasling, & Dana Arnold. He is survived in legacy by his loving (and ‘per Mac’ perfect) daughter, Melissa Boudreaux; amazing son-in-law, Blaine Boudreaux; exemplary grandsons, Brendan and Brett Boudreaux; beautiful sisters, Donna Flowers of Kyle TX, Dixie Swindle of Valley Center KS, Debbie White and husband Roger of Wichita KS; ‘The little’ brothers, Sam Phillips and wife Trisha of McKinney TX, Will Phillips and wife Debra of Wichita KS, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins & longtime friends.

Mac was a devoted daddy, proud and “good-looking Pawpaw”, loving but stubborn brother and an extremely loyal friend (or foe). A resident of Alvin and Pearland, TX since 1974 until moving to Baytown, TX in 2013. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp, First Marine Division, under the famous General Chesty Puller. Mac was a lifetime member of the Marine Corp League #982 in Angleton, the American Legion #0490 in South Houston and a 40-year member of Communication Workers of America, retiring from Lucent Technologies in 2001. ‘If you’re on time, you’re late” was his motto until he died.

He always made quite an impression with his charm, character and the ability to make people laugh with his innate silly side but could also be a tough-as-nails diehard despite his stature. He was a fierce protector of those he loved. Mac enjoyed the simple things in life like the sun on his face, popsicles, sports, hot sauce on everything, and the occasional Jerry Springer. He hated chicken, almond milk and liars. He was a self-proclaimed tightwad and proud of it. He didn’t want a funeral or a big fuss and probably giving us all an eye roll. Even so, he knew how to make the most special memories for those special to him, and he will always and forever be remembered, loved and deeply missed.

A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 1 p.m. followed by a service at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 E. Broadway St. Pearland, TX 77581.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to:

  • Texas Children’s Cancer Centers: 6701 Fannin St #1400, Houston, TX 77030
  • Semper Fi Fund: https://semperfifund.org
  • Salvation Army: http://salvationarmyhouston.org/tribute-giving/

4 comments

  1. To the entire Phillips family, I am sorry for your loss. Mac was my Marine brother and Western Electric brother. We worked together for the better part of 30 years. I will miss you Mac and am waiting to see you again guarding heavens gates.
    Semper Fi my friend.

    Rick Lefebvre
  2. Beautiful tribute for a great man! A man who loved his family dearly. Mac will be remembered and missed by many. Thanks, Mac for your concern, advice and friendship given to me throughout the years. You always made me smile!

    Tammie
  3. Mac… you were always there for all of us… you were the family rock and you will be missed… take care of those that preceded you and we will all be together again one day… l love and will miss you!
    Deborah Grounds Sanders
    BACLIFF TEXAS

    Deborah Sanders
  4. To all of our wonderful Phillips family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our mother Marcene’s eyes would always light up at the mention of Mac (and, indeed, all of her beloved nieces and nephews) and the kindness and love you have always showed all of us is so cherished. We are sorry we can’t be there with you in Texas to remember Mac in person, but know you are all in our thoughts and prayers always. Our lives are so much better from having all of you, and especially Mac, in them.

    Mark, Amy, Chet and Cassie Albin
    Houston, Kansas

    Gary, Lesa, Andy and Jake Albin
    Andover, Kansas

    Gary Albin

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