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Bum Phillips 1923 - 2013
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November 01, 2013
Thoughts and prayers are with the family. A true football legend that gave class to the game.
October 31, 2013
People are remembered from their daily walk with the Lord. Bum's was steady. Because of his faith, his heart was gold and respect was given to his brilliant character. Thank you for serving God and sharing your life with the world. Thanks to your family whom allowed you to bring passion to many.
October 31, 2013
I will never forget the first words he said to us we he was introduced to us as the new head coach in 1959 at AHS. "Boys, we are just out here to have fun, but it ain't no d****d fun unless you win.
Vern Miller
Amarillo
October 31, 2013
Dear Bum,
Texas has lost a hero. God bless you and keep you.

The Yardleys
October 30, 2013
Wonderful memories of Mr. Phillip's time in Houston. Sincere condolences to the Phillips family and friends. Rest in Peace, Bum...
October 30, 2013
May God Bless you Mr. Bum. You and the Love ya Blue Oilers were a part of my youth that I will always remember and Cherish. I pray the Sky in Heaven is Columbia Blue.
October 30, 2013
Bum, I have never met you but I felt like I knew you. You will be missed. They're will be no other coach like you. I will some day finally get to meet you. I was there for both of those memorable pep rallies. Luv Ya Bum/Luv Ya Blue forever.
October 30, 2013
Bum ,a good coach and a better am gone but not tro be forgotten. Wished I could have spent more than one season with him at SMU .
October 30, 2013
To the Phillips Family:
Thank you for sharing your dad, husband, grandfather with us. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and may God's abiding peace that passeth all understanding be yours as you remember. Love 'Ya Blue fan forever....
October 29, 2013
Bum you will be sorely missed, and never forgotten, Luv ya blue, R.I.P???
October 28, 2013
May Bum rest in peace
Luv Ya Blue!

Texas Oiler Fan
October 28, 2013
GODSPEED OLD FRIEND, We had some good times, Never forget in 1986 when you beat me in cutting horse competition. Just knew I won until you made your ride. A lot of old memories. What a great life you had, you will be missed. Texas & the world lost a good one. Good-bye old friend
October 26, 2013
Bum you will be missed. You were such a "bigger than life" person. You are loved by many. Debbie Carter
October 26, 2013
october 26,2013
You all have my condolences. I live in Houston,was a fan of the Oliers and saw Mr.Phillips many times on TV for the games. Again, my condolences to your family.
October 26, 2013
Thanks for the memories Bum we love you and miss you.....Marshall and Charlie
October 25, 2013
Bum was someone that I wish could of been my uncle.
October 25, 2013
When in the 7th grade yu came on campus at Nederland under your old coach Elbert Pickel. The little guy that could not play in the 9th grade (to little) came around and letter two years, went to U of H, and Lamar. Was a Marine fighter pilot and had his Nam war. Wanted to protect his coach in Liberty, but McKinzie beat him to it. From and old Marine to another, we had a good ride. Semper Fi
October 25, 2013
Coach Bum, thanks for the memories of the Oilers and Luv you blue day's. Also by bring Earl Campbell and Dan Pastorini to the team. God bless your family.
sending prayer!
October 25, 2013
Luv Ya forever Bum!!!
October 25, 2013
I was at both luv ya blue homecomings and also at most of the oiler football games during the luv ya blue ear. God has taken a great man to heaven. Thank you for sharing this great man with the city of Houston and all of us that loved him. God bless each and everyone of you at this time you are in my prayers and those of my family. Rest in peace Bum we will miss you ..
October 24, 2013
My heart aches at the passing of Bum as I remember him so well at Edwards Elementary and French High School in Beaumont. He was a star basketball and football player along with my brother, Jerry and Elbert Pickel was their coach. He was instrumental in guiding them into fine Christian Gentlemen. Debbie, Wade and family, may you be comforted by the peace and love of Christ as you grieve the loss of your dear Bum.
October 24, 2013
you were so loved by the glorious KOPPELMAN girls
October 24, 2013
THANKS FOR THE GREAT MEMORIES,MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE ENTIRE PHILLIPS FAMILY. REST IN PEACE.
October 23, 2013
I was privileged to meet Bum and cross paths with him on many occasions. He was a sweet man with a wonderful laugh and lovely sense of humor. Our paths took far different courses but I have never forgotten the moments spent in the company of this most memorable man. I will always miss the opportunity to have seen him again. Rest in peace and I hope your are somewhere enjoying a game of dominoes wearing that big easy grin.

Lyndia (Shafer) Hardin
October 23, 2013
Rest in peace for a job well done. Love you blue, you know I love you (the game). Rest well
October 23, 2013
I was one of those people in the Astrodome during the Luv You Blue era. I thought Bum was a great coach and was doing a fanstatic job. The game wasn't the same after he left. Bum was irreplaceable. Debbie, Wade and family O. A. Bum Phillips my heart is sadden at your passing. He was a great man. You have my deepest sympathy. Bum has now won the Super Bowl. You worked hard, Bum was a good man.
October 23, 2013
RIP Mr. Phillips, you were a good man and will be missed by family and friends.
October 23, 2013
Thanks for the memories.
October 23, 2013
God Bless TEXAS Bum and the Oilers Thanks For the MEMORIES. God Be with all who need you. LOVE YA BLUE ALWAYS. the EDGE'S(4)
October 23, 2013
Mr. Bum. I will miss you. I became a fan of your when you coached Kenny Stabler. May your family take comfort in knowing you are in a better place. Will miss you
October 23, 2013
Houston Oilers Houston Oilers those were the years. Great Coach Rest In Peace
October 23, 2013
Sorry for your loss. May God be of strength and comfort during this difficult time. John 16:22
October 23, 2013
My deepest sympathies to friends and family. May our father in heaven please be with you.
October 23, 2013
The Coach has gone home to the gridiron in the sky .
October 22, 2013
we will miss him he was a great man and coach I will miss him but now he is with god now
October 22, 2013
You were such a true Texas legend. I loved the Houston Oilers. Luv ya blue!!!Rest In Peace in the arms of Jesus.
October 22, 2013
Houston will always miss you. Love ya, and love ya Blue!
October 22, 2013
gotta say being a bengals fan if they weren't each other than i loved those oilers and bum phillips..r.i.p.mr.phillips,you truly were one of a kind..
October 22, 2013
Love and prayers for your family at this time from a native Houstonian and proud Oiler fan.
October 22, 2013
God gave you Houston for a season and he gave you Texas.for a reason.sleep king.sleep.luv you blue......
October 22, 2013
God bless you Bum! RIP. A lifelong Oiler fan!
October 22, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. Please find peace and comfort in knowing God cares for you and will help you in your time of need. At 1 Pet. 5:7, He invites you to "throw all your anxiety upon Him." Continue to rely on Him for strength during this difficult time.
October 22, 2013
Thanks for the memories of an era gone. We love you and will miss you. My prayers to the family. Rest in peace.
October 22, 2013
Thank You Bum Phillips for giving me the "Luv Ya Blue" erra growing up here in Houston. My prayers to the Phillips family. God has has called another great coach to his sideline.
October 22, 2013
GODSPEED OLD FRIEND, We had some good times, Never forget in 1986 when you beat me in cutting horse competition. Just knew I won until you made your ride. A lot of old memories. What a great life you had, you will be missed. Texas & the world lost a good one. Good-bye old friend.
October 22, 2013
Mrs. Debbie and family, this man has touched every heart in Texas. I met with you and Bum at your ranch and was treated in a manner which reflected the Godliness of your family faith. Bum is resting in peace. May his many wonderful memories heal your broken hearts as God watches over you.
October 22, 2013
Please accept my sincere condolences and know my thoughts and prayers are with the Phillips Family and friends

- Marc Morrow
October 22, 2013
M sincere condolences to the family of Bum Phillips. Mr. Phillips lived a long life of special mightiness from God at Psalms.90:10. May you all find comfort from the God of all comfort in this time of grief.
October 22, 2013
Bum always seemed like a fun guy and may very well have become a legend in his own right. There will be many fond memories of him, but dealing with his loss will also be a challenge. May the God of tender mercies help his wife, children and all little ones in these difficult moments.
October 22, 2013
Blue skies sandy beaches tropical waters
October 22, 2013
Great man and coach i am a die hard Browns fan and always made sure i went to see Houston Oilers come to town have a few Gamedays with him in them he will be remembered for ever,a real class act.
October 22, 2013
iam a diehard BROWNS fan and i always liked Bum and his HOUSTON OILERS,Sorry for your loss.
October 22, 2013
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
October 22, 2013
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
October 21, 2013
We have lost a great legend I had a graet time once getting his autograph at an oilers game. You will be missed bum. RIP.
October 21, 2013
Sleep peacfully
October 21, 2013
Deepest sympathy to Phillips family and Houston Oiler fans. As a Steeler fan facing Bum, Earl and the Luv YA Blue was a fun and exciting time in my life. His statements of the Road to the Super goes thru Pittsburgh and next year we will kick in the dam door were great for our rivalry. No need to kick in the pearly gates, they will be wide open for Coach. Deepest Sympathy from Steeler Nation!!!
October 21, 2013
RIP Bum
October 21, 2013
You were a great coach and a great person
October 21, 2013
Rest in Peace, you made Houston a great city, Love ya Blue
October 21, 2013
I always enjoyed watching the Oiler's play & thought Coach Phillips was a good ol' Kind Texas man. My heartfelt sympathy to the family. Thank you for some great football memories.
October 21, 2013
growing up in the 70s in Wisconsin... I don't know why but I fell in love with the oilers... my one and only game at lambeua came in 1980 and I do have a pic of bum.... I still love the blue and he was a hell uv a coach thanks for the memories rip bum
October 21, 2013
You gsve me an autograph back in 1982 at the Houston Open. (At the time I was in a boy's home) The week of the tournament our home carried leaderboards and cleaned the grounds. Anyway Mr.Phillips gave me his autograph and I was able to give it to my dad before he passed. God bless your family in their time of need.RIP coach +t+
October 21, 2013
THE BEST COACH EVER IN HISTORY! JUST A GOOD OLD BOY. LOVE YOU BUM, YOU TRULY WILL BE MISSED. LOVE YA BLUE. STACY ROGERS
October 21, 2013
in God's care rest in peace
October 21, 2013
We would like to offer our condolences and sympathy to the family, friends and fans of Bum Phillips.

Rest In Peace (RIP) !!!
October 21, 2013
So very sorry for your loss please allow your family and friends give you comfort through God's word.
October 21, 2013
I loved Bum Phillips. He is a class act!
October 21, 2013
MAY PEACE BE WITH U AND YOUR FAMILY GONE BUT NEVER WILL BE FORGOTTEB
October 21, 2013
I can't think of football without thinking of Bum Phillips and the Houston Oilers. I grew up watching the Oilers with my Pepa on Sundays after church... and I was lucky enough to meet you once at the HLSR cookoff, you will always be in my heart.
October 21, 2013
To the Family and Close Friends of Bum Phillips: Today with sad hearts, we remember Mr. Bum and his legacy as a great coach and as a "shoot it straight from the hips" type guy. He will be greatly missed. As you struggle with your loss in the days to come, find comfort in remembering why Jesus died for us and the many blessings that await those who exercise faith in him.--John 3:16.
October 21, 2013
Now you really can kick in the door. Rest in peace. Enjoyed your wit and humor when I lived in Houston. I will never forget the 6-0 win over Pittsburgh in 1980. I stayed in line overnight to get tickets to that game and I applauded you when you arrived at the office that morning. From one veteran to another "Thank you for your service"
October 21, 2013
Prayers and thoughts for your family and friends who you have left behind. They have lots of memories to cherish along with all those that knew you.
October 21, 2013
A true Texas gentleman.
October 21, 2013
October 21, 2013
Bum you will be remembered always as a great person & coach, your in God's hands now, May God Bless the Family & Friends of Bum Phillips!! R.I.P
October 21, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Phillips family. God Bless You Bum ! from the McWilliams family and the Who Dat Nation !
October 21, 2013
With his forthright, honesty and keeping things in perspective it came as no big surprise that Bum served with the Marines in WWII.
October 21, 2013
You will be missed!! You brought Houston "love ya blue." I know you are in heaven with your hat and boots on showing the angels what TEXAS FOOTBALL IS ALL ABOUT!! WE LOVE YOU BUM PHILLIPS!!!
October 21, 2013
My condolences to the Phillips Family. Thanks for the Luv Ya Blue memories Coach Bum Phillips.
October 21, 2013
I got to meet Bum a couple of times,Being a Die-Hard Oiler fan it was an honor. My condolences to the Phillips family at this time.Bum will be greatly missed.
October 21, 2013
some years ago i met mr bum phillips at hospice at the medicl center where his mother in law was a patient and i will never forget how wonderful he was he was the most gentle man i had ever met i will always remember him .R.I.P.my friend
October 21, 2013
RIP Coach. We need more honest Americans like you.
October 21, 2013
Thank for all the great memories. LOVE YA BLUE.
October 21, 2013
Wore my Houston Oilers shirt to mass yesterday, in honor of Coach Bum. Gave thanks to our Lord for his life and asked Him to comfort his family and friends.
October 21, 2013
To the Phillips family:
I too followed Coach Bum and am grieved by his passing. However, his Legacy will live forever in his family, and the millions of us that Loved him from afar. He was a Fantastic Coach but an ever better Person. God Bless You All.
October 21, 2013
Remember back right after I got married, i sat up and watched as the team came back home for a warm welcome from fans. Showing the love and support even though they lost in the playoffs. Bum, you were a great coach and well respected. That means a lot to a coach, as I well know when I coached HS Girls Basketball.
My love and prayers go out to the family.
Love you Bum and Luv u blue.
October 21, 2013
One of a kind coach and man! He will be missed by all.
October 21, 2013
May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard the heart and mind of the Phillips family during this difficult time.-Philippians 4:6,7
October 21, 2013
Offering my deepest sympathies to the family for the loss of your dear loved one.
October 21, 2013
I'm an old Virginia boy that will always remember the days of The Huston Oilers when Bum was leading them.
He was such a coach and a man of true character.
October 21, 2013
My condolences to the Phillips family at this time. Bum was a wonderful Christian man and a great Coach. He will be missed.
October 21, 2013
"Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half." Bum Phillips. My sincere condolences to the family on this sad day.

Chris P.
October 21, 2013
Bum to me was not just a coach but was my friend. He will be truly missed. Wade and Laurie we seen our sympathy. If you ever need us, call for us and we will be there.
Love you all,
George and Ann Caraway
October 21, 2013
May the God of comfort bless you during this time of sorrow.
October 21, 2013
October 21, 2013
What an awesome man. You will always be remembered forever.
October 21, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to the Phillips family. Bum was a Great Man and will be missed by all his fans.
October 21, 2013
To the family of Mr. Phillips. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time in your lives. We all yearn for better conditions, it's so refreshing to know that God's word speaks of a time when all sorrows will be gone and that mankind will live in beautiful surroundings with nothing to fear. Isaiah 65:17-21 will shed light on this matter.
October 21, 2013
May the God of all comfort and peace be with the family and friends of Bum Phillips family.
October 21, 2013
The Marines and Corpsmen of the Pierce County Detachment #504 Marine Corps League, Share in Your Loss. Rest in Peace Marine, Semper Fi!
October 21, 2013
God Bless Mr. Phillips
October 21, 2013
Sorry for your loss. May God bless the family and help them get through this time of sorrow.
I followed Mr. Phillips career and I love his respect for his hat. Like he always said "You don't wear your hat indoors" He will be missed
October 21, 2013
May the eternal light shine upon him.....
October 21, 2013
What a great man and coach. Everyone knows that his all of his family have a lifetime of memories. May he rest in peace.
October 21, 2013
Coach Phillips was one of a kind. I will never forget how devastated I was when he was fired from Houston before New Year's eve. It takes a true coach to coach the game of football. Bless all who loved and admired this tall Texan. Now go and rest in peace.
October 21, 2013
Bum loved the game of football no matter whose team he was coaching. Controversial? Yes! Ornery? Yes! But he was a man, after you met him, you would never forget! Just ask Earl (The Pearl) Campbell, one of his former football players who played for the Houston Oilers, now, the Houston Texans. Bet he had a truckload of stories he could tell about Bum! He also coached the New Orleans Saints. Hope when Bum goes to heaven, he won't drive God and Jesus crazy, but probably will. I'm going to miss that colorful man. Bet his son, Wade, will too, and a host of others. He was a legend!
October 20, 2013
Prayers for the Phillips family. The memories, the images from the Astrodome, his everlasting persona and influence will always live. More importantly, his Christian witness was and remains noble.

David Lee Morrison
October 20, 2013
A Coach for all seasons and in life for so many boys to men of all ages. A Legend of Southeast Texas for history to remember
October 20, 2013
Prayers for the entire Phillips family. Coach will be missed by many! He was a true legend. PNG Class of '66
October 20, 2013
All who ever met Bum knew immediately that he was the embodiment of a Texan and a man. He touched the lives of so very many people and I was fortunate to be one of them. He worked hard, played hard and lived a godly life, I will miss him and will never forget his humble spirit and zest for life. Rest in peace, Bum, we will not see your like again. PN-G Class of 1966
October 20, 2013
Great football coach but a even better man. We could use some more like him in important positions especially in Washington. A man of great integrity. I only got to get near enough to him to speak one time but he was in conversation with fellow coaches after practice in Nacadogoes one year.
October 20, 2013
Heartfelt condolences to the Phillips family. May the special memories you hold in your heart help you through this difficult time. Keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers. In Deepest Sympathy,
Laverne (Dawson) Grissom, PN-G Class of 1967
October 20, 2013
You were about the only one to give the Pittsburgh Steelers credit for their success in the 1970's. It was you who said "The road to the Super Bowl goes though Pittsburgh," a slogan that Bill Cowher lifted from you. (I also remember some kid yanked off your cowboy hat at you marched back to the locker room after a defeat in Pittsburgh.)

Thanks for the laughs, bless your Texas-sized soul!
October 20, 2013
Everyone I know has loved Bum since the days when we were in high school. My sincere condolences to Wade, Susan, and the remainder of the Phillips' family.

With love,
Lynne Bixler Adams
(PN-G 1965)
October 20, 2013
We're gonna miss you Coach. Thanks for all you
did for us.
Jack and Carol Jean Hawthorne
Nederland, TX
October 20, 2013

A true legend in the NFL! The old school rules!! A real "mans,man"! God bless you Bum and your family..Thank you for your wit and wisdom! RIP
October 20, 2013
Our Coach and Texan will be missed. You all are in my prayers
October 19, 2013
A winner on the field and in life.

Linda Romer, Houston, Tx.
October 19, 2013
IN TRIBUTE TO A TRUE TEXAN, WHO COACHED WITH A DOWN TO EARTH STYLE, WHO WAS RESPECTED BY ALL.PRAYERS TO ALL THE PHILLIPS FAMILY. MS2
October 19, 2013
Dear Phillips's Family hello there my name is Faith tobin and my condolences's to the Family.and he'll surely be missed.
October 19, 2013
Gone to miss your coaching style and wit
October 19, 2013
my condolences to wade & family God Bless you all for your lost. He was a great coach. LOVE YOU BLUE FOREVER.
October 19, 2013
A true Texas legend, god bless!
October 19, 2013
Coach, you were wonderful!!! A great coach, a proud Texan and will forever be remembered. R.I.P. Bum
October 19, 2013
Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays will never be the same without you Coach! We'll miss you down here! Once a Sandie, always a Sandie!
October 19, 2013
Thanks Coach for the great years while you was with the Houston Oilers.May the lord watch over your family during this time of sorrow.
October 19, 2013
Bum was a true hero and friend of Texas High School Coaches.
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