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Julian Bondurant Phillips Jr.

1976 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Julian Bondurant Phillips Jr. Obituary
Julian Bondurant Phillips, Jr.

Memphis, TN

Julian Bondurant "Bond" Phillips Jr. was born December 9, 1976 and passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was a beloved son of Lorol Matthews "Sisty" Phillips and the late Julian Bondurant Phillips Sr.. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Phillips Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. John G. Matthews.

Bond was a gentle, kind and generous soul who will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Price Phillips Massey (Shawn) and brothers, Andrew Chilton Phillips (Maggie) and Jack Matthews Phillips (Abby) and his nieces and nephews, Virginia Phillips, Andrew Phillips Jr., Louise Phillips, Matthew Massey, Johnson Phillips, Beasley Phillips and his large extended family.

Bond attended Presbyterian Day School, Grace Saint Luke's Episcopal School, Memphis University School, and the University of Alabama. He trained and graduated with Honors from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. After graduating, he went on to work for the Marriott Hotel Corporation in New Orleans, a city he grew to love. He was an excellent chef who loved to share his creations with all he knew and loved.

He was a world traveler who lived in Memphis, New York, New Orleans, Aspen, and Thailand. His travels took him all throughout North America, Central America, South America, Europe, and Asia and he met and made more friends than one could count.

Bond had a passion for the outdoors, instilled at an early age, hunting with his grandfather, father, uncles, brothers, cousins and nephews in duck blinds throughout the Mississippi flyway. While living in Thailand, he became a Dive Master/Instructor and his passion for exploring the ocean was shared with all his students. He loved Horseshoe Lake where he fished, boated and cooked for and with family and friends.

A 4A All-State football player himself at MUS, Bond, like his Dad, was a passionate Alabama Crimson Tide football fan. He never missed a game even while living in Thailand. Roll Tide!

We will celebrate Bond's life on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:30pm in Memphis, Tennessee at the Brooks Museum with a reception following.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Church Health's Training Kitchen (formally the Church Health Center) or The Boys and Girls Club of Memphis' Technical Training Center.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 19, 2017
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