PHILLIPS, Thomas Mott Born September 17, 1948 in Lubbock, Texas. Passed away on June 2, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Tommy was a resident of the South bay for the past thirty years where he worked in the aerospace industry and later enjoyed raising his two sons. Tommy was a great fan of the Dallas Cowboys and professional car racing. Graduate of Texas Tech University where he earned a bachelor in business and a master in BS. Tommy is survived by his mother, Magy Hutton, wife, Jennifer, sons, Austin and Spencer, sister, Susan Sheldon, stepsisters: Leslie Hutton, Libby George, stepbrother, Skip Hutton. Brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many on the east, west and gulf coasts. Honorary pallbearers: Rodney Vick, Tim Hauser, Jack Turner, Ted Passerell, Frank Izzo, Rush Boynton, Dan and Betsy Caldwell. Tommy will be remembered for his generous nature, zest for life, kind soul and sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him.

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  1. Dear Jennifer: So very sorry to hear of your loss. The pain of losing Joe and now your husband must be unbearable. My thoughts are with you. Roseann Lombardi Carl Troiano’s “sister”

  2. Dear Jen, Although I never really knew Tom I want you to know that watching the service has given me a better understanding of what kind of person he was. The tributes given by his friends really gave me and Jackie insight as to what he enjoyed in life and how he knew how to have fun and live life. Again we feel very saddened by your loss and wish you, Austin and Spencer our deepest sympathy. Love Matt, Jackie and Matthew

  3. Dear Jennifer, Austin, Spencer- Nothing will ever replace Tommy. I found this Irish Quote that made me feel a little better-Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland Please know that we are always hear for anything big or small. Call any of us anytime. We love each very much.

  4. Dear Jennifer, Austin & Spencer Thinking of you. We watched the Service again today as Aunt Elaine had not seen it. Matt & I watched it on Tuesday and thought how great it was to be able to be in attendance with all of you. Hope you all are well. love Aunt Lu, Uncle Matt & Aunt Elaine

  5. Tommy will greatly be missed by all of us, but he will live in my heart forever. My condolences to the Phillips family. Best regards, Vidal Carlin & Family

  6. Jen, Aust and Spence, We love Tommy and can’t imagine a world without him. He was so gracious and happy to be around. He is in a beautiful place now. Our prayers and thoughts are with you today and whenever you need encouragement please call. Tommy will never be forgotten. love, Jon and Suzy St. John

  7. We are sorry to hear the sad news about Tommy, your family is in our thoughts and prayers. With love, The Ritter Family and Thormann Family

  8. Dear Jen, We were so sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. Please know that although we’re not there physically, we are with you in spirit. We’re here for you if you need anything at all. You’re in our hearts and prayers. Love, Janice, Spiro, Billy & Sophia

  9. Dearest Jen and children, Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort. Love and prayers, Roger and Michele Delisle

  10. Dear Jenn, You and the boys are in my thoughts and heart. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Tommy. I will see you next Tuesday and please feel free to call on me for anything you may need. Love, Ellen

  11. Dear Jen, Austin & Spencer, We were so saddened to hear about Tommy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are here for all of you in any way that you may need. Please don’t ever hesitate to call on us. The Saliba Family

  12. I am very sad to hear that Tommy past away. Thank you, Susie, so much for calling to let me know. I have been thinking of your brother over the last days and all the fond memories of us as crazy kids in high school.

  13. To: Jen, Austin & Spencer: I am so sorry to hear about Tommy. I must add that I know how much he loved his family. Please keep his love for each of you in your hearts forever. Austin & Spencer, I know you will remember the fun time we had in my yard when you visted a few years ago. This is why I know how much he loves you guys. He was always smiling. My thoughts & prayers are here for you at this most difficult time. Love, Kaye

  14. Dear Jen, We are so sorry to hear about Tom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys. Love, Matt, Jackie and Matthew

  15. Jen: My deepest and heartfelt sympathies to you, Austin and Spencer. May your special memories together bring you comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Tom’s family. Love, Florence

  16. Magy,Suzie, Tommy has been added to my list of of prayers. The three of you have always held a special place in my heart. Magy thank you for just being there, Suzie thanks for being a Sweetheart and Tommy thank you for being my friend. Jennifer, please accept my condolences. God bless you and your Family. Love, Ronnie

  17. Jennifer, Austin and Spencer, Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. You are special neighbors and we are thinking about you during this difficult time.

  18. Suzie, We are so sorry to hear about Tom, we remember his laughter and smiling face. You and his family are in our thoughts and prayers. Mary & Joe Habib Galveston, Tx

  19. Jennifer, Hello from galveston island,Texas. please tell your sons Austin and Spenser galveston island is so much missing their father. Hi boys, you spent time with me Glynda at the Wizzard and played pool with your father and laughed and played the old juke box songs about four years ago when you both visited galveston island. we are all just wanting to tell both of you Spencer and Austin, Galveston Island is so very sad to learn this news. Please call 409-744-1807 (my home) or write a post card 2325 church galveston, texas 77550 or come home and see us anytime. you are loved in Texas!!! jennifer if your would please let susie know we love her and are so sorry we are not their to hug each of you. I would like to get your e-mail to send your sons pictures and thoughts of their fathers friends. we do love ya’ll please keep in touch. your loving family on galveston island glynda

  20. Hi Jennifer, We were sorry to learn of your husbands passing away. We know you are a strong person and will be able to pass your strengths to your sons in order to get on with life. As difficult as it is, time does heal all wounds . Two very big losses in a short time just shows how truly unprepared we are for lifes events. Looking forward to seeing you and the boys in July. Love Aunt Lu & Uncle Matt

  21. Dear Jennifer & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Love, Lauren & Bobby brodmerkel & our family

  22. Please accept our condolences. We are sad to hear of Thomas passing. The loss is difficult, your family is in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. With much sympathy, James & Rita Fenley & family

  23. Dear Jennifer, Austin & Spencer, My condolences to all of you and my dear brother-in-law and friend Tommy who will be missed. I will always have great memeories of the fun we shared together with our families and friends. God Bless you all! Love, Carl

  24. Dear Jennifer, Austin and Spencer, We are all so sorry and deeply saddened to hear about your loss. You are in our prayers. Please remember that God will never give you anything that you cannot handle. Tom will always look after you. Love, Dawn Kelly and family

  25. My love and sympathy to all who loved Tommy. He was about the only “big brother” figure I had as his “little” cousin. He will be missed! Gay

  26. Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight. ~Rossiter Worthington Raymond

  27. Tom was not someone I knew well, but how could I have anything but warm, wonderful feelings about a man who was married to you, Jennifer. Hug your boys tight and cherish all the memories. With love, Lisa

  28. Jennifer, having just been through this myself I know how hard it is and will be in the months to come. I will be thinking about you and the boys. I will miss my childhood playmate cousin who I loved dearly.

  29. Jennifer, Susan called me today to inform me of Tommy’s passing,I’m so sorry I know what it’s like to lose your spouse.I’m still trying to cope with the loss of Bennie and I’m having a rough time of it,I will try to call you soon. Love Dick

  30. I want everyone to know what a wonderful son Tommy was. After the death of my dad, when his Momma needed him, he steppd right up. He always had time for Magy, bringing her groceries, hamburgers and going over there a million times to fix her TV. He brought the boys to see their Grandma often, especially when they won their hockey games. He was my true friend and I will miss him tremendously.

  31. Jennifer Maggie Suzie & Boys, When the sails slide over the horizon it is only those left on shore who don’t see the rest of the beautiful journey to the next destination.

  32. Sincere condolences at your great loss. May God grant you peace at this difficult time. Sincerely, Spiro & Mary Pavlakis

  33. Tommy was like a second father to me. In the past few years more than any, he took me in to his home and treated me like one of his own. I want Jennifer and the boys to know that I will be there for them as much as I can in the future, the way Tommy as well as you have all been there for me. I can only be so lucky to be named after such an amazing man.

  34. We will miss Tommy dearly. He was a joy to be around. We are sorry for your loss. We love you all.

  35. I was saddened when a mutual friend showed me the article in the Galveston paper. I grew up with Tommy in Galveston and I remember many occasions sharing a laugh. Tommy had a lot of friends in Galveston and we all had a great time growing up together on the island. I saw Tommy with his two sons about four years ago in Galveston. That was the first time that I had seen Tommy in probably 20 years. However it was like it had been only a short period of time and we talked of old stories and mutual friends, joked and laughed like old times. I was impressed how polite and well behaved the boys were. Whenever I would see something about LA in the news or on television I would think of Tommy. He was a good and gracious man. I extend my deepest sympathies to his family.

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