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Phillips, John P.

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August 22, 1964 - October 4, 2014

Phillips, John P.

John Paul Phillips was born August 22, 1964 in Dallas, TX to the late John William Phillips Jr., and to Linda Taylor Phillips. He departed this earth on October 4, 2014 In Irving, TX.  He is survived by his mother, Linda; daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Aaron Kaulsky; stepdaughter, Crystal Wade and granddaughters, Willow and Angel; brother, David Phillips; sister and brother-in-law, Billie and Mark McCain, several nieces, many family members, as well as his beloved dog, Jack.  His daughters, Valerie and Crystal were the loves of his life, along with his 2 granddaughters, who he enjoyed treating to ice cream cones and park visits.

Paul had an avid interest in astronomy, which he explored through books, magazines and his telescope. He was an avid reader, particularly enjoying Stephen King novels, keeping up with the latest edition. He enjoyed fishing from the time he was a little boy, learning from his father on many family fishing trips. Watching the Dallas Stars playing was one of his favorite pastimes. Paul possessed a witty sense of humor which most have probably experienced at one time or another.

A Memorial Service and Inurnment will take place Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, 1413 E. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060.  Remembrances can be sent to the preceding location.  We hope you will join us at Oak Grove for a celebration of, and sharing memories of Pauls’ life.

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Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
1820 N. Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061

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Ramona Phillips

October 05, 2017 11:38PM

Thinking of you today Paul.


October 23, 2016 5:12AM

Good morning Paul. I went to see you last weekend and was so happy to be with you and took flowers for you. I'm not good at words . I just have them in my heart. My heart wants to say so many things but sometimes I just can't put them to words. I saw where Pete posted a condolence to you. I know you two were such good friends as kids. He was thinking that you had a birthday coming and was going to write you. Those were happy days for us all. Carol and Bruce are going to be married on November the 5th.I wish you could be here to wish them congratulations. I had surgery on my shoulder a few months ago. I couldn't raise my arm or use it but it's better now. I've been awake for a while now and haven't had my coffee yet.( you know how I need it) Wish I was having it with you. So I better sign off and get it going. I love and miss you so much.Keep that spot in heaven so I can be with you and your Dad. I'm sending you kisses and hugs and Jack is sending slobbery kisses, Bye for now. xxxxxxxxxx

Pete Pietens

August 18, 2016 12:29PM

I was sitting at my desk and noticed the date, thinking, It's almost Paul Phillips birthday. I wonder if I can find his address and send my best friend from school days a card.

I Googled and found this. How very sad to go so young. So very sorry for Linda, who was always so kind to me.

Rest in Peace my Friend.


April 07, 2016 2:03PM

I went to visit with you Sunday. I enjoyed the visit a lot and seeing all the pretty flowers in bloom. It was such a nice day that I wish I had taken Jack with me. I will next time. Words can't really say my thoughts . I can say tho that I love you very much. I'll be happy when I'm in Heaven with you. Until then I'll visit you as much as I can. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo


November 25, 2015 3:10PM

Tomorrow will be Thanksgiving. I'll be thinking of you. I miss you so much. It won't be the same without you . b
Billie and Mark will be in Arlington with her girls and grand babies, I did tell you Susan had a baby boy last March didn't I? His name is Finn. He's a cutie. Willow has a boy friend. His name is Tim. Can you believe that? David and I will have dinner here. Neither of us really wanted to drive that far . I'm getting too old for that lol. David drives so much and he won't be in til tonite late or in the morning sometime. He will rest a little and make potato salad to bring over. How I wish you could be here. I have shed so many tears I thin k there couldn't be any more. But there always be. I love you . Kisses and hugs for you .


November 20, 2015 2:46PM

I was looking at the picture of you and Jack at the computer. I love this picture. You are so handsome. I kept all you r astrology books and magazines. I know you loved to look at the stars and all the heavens. That must be why God took you. He must have needed someone as smart as you , so he took one of the very best.If only every one was as smart as you the world would be so much better. I love you Paul. I will get to hold you again some day. Until then.


November 14, 2015 6:05AM

It's so early this morning.It's 5:30 and just now having my coffee. I woke up and thought of you. I think of you sooo much. I still can't accept he fact you are gone from me. I've been able to not cry so often Only a few times. Maybe I should just let go and scream, punch the wall out or something. I love you so much, Paul. I wish I had been able to hold you in my arms and say good bye. I tell myself it isn't fair and it isn't. You are my baby and always will be.
I found a little puppy on highway 69 Monday. He looks almost just like Buster and so cute. But he has a tail, not like Buster. I think Billie and David don't want me to keep him, but I can't just let ANY ONE take him. His skin has a few little dark pigments like Buster. His legs are so long! I may name him Daddy cause he reminds me of Daddy long legs. I know if you were here you would know the best name for him.
Tomorrow Little Bruce will be 4 years old. I don't remember if I told you that Susan had a baby last March, They named him Finn. He's as sweet as Bruce. Just hope he doesn't have a temper like Bruce. But I love them both.
Speaking of my great grand kids, I will go to Arlington tomorrow for Bruces birthday party. I will try to go by and see your little grandaughters Willow and Angel. They are getting so big. I think Willow has a boyfriend now. I'll see if Crystal is online and I can arrange to see the girls. I love you for ever and ever. Love Mom.


October 18, 2015 6:15PM

Billie and I went to Mineola today . She's looking for a Christmas tree to make something funny from.David is gone so much driving. He usually goes to California or Washington State. I've been kinda worried about letting Jack just run around the neighborhood. Now he has a fenced backyard again and I don't worry about him. He's such a good and pretty dog. Everybody says he's so pretty. I don't let Sophie out to play by herself. She's so little I would really worry about her. She's so sweet. She's getting a lot of gray hair going down her back. She has more gray hair than I do.
I miss you so much, my sweet and awesome son. I do think of you all the time. I love you so much. Til the day I can hold you in my arms......I LOVE YOU.


July 13, 2015 10:27AM

I saw something on the internet yesterday and it is exactly how I feel. It said " It hurts to have someone in your heart but you cant have them in your arms " This is how I feel about you . I just don't know why you had to leave us so soon. I love you so much that my words can't really tell you how much. If only I could hold you in my arms again. If I had only one wish wish this would be the one. I'll see you again and Jack will be with me. You can throw him balls to bring back to you and I would be laughing at the two of you so hard. My tears would be flowing from the laughter as they are flowing now from the sorrow I'm feeling now. I love you my Baby. Until we meet again . Rest in peace.


June 28, 2015 8:47AM

I love you. You will always be my baby.

Mom and Jack

May 07, 2015 6:43PM

My Dearest Son , I know I will never stop loving and missing you. You are on my mind every day and so often. I think of something and say to myself " I need to tell that to Paul" and then remember. Or something I know you would think as funny. So many things. We're doing real good. I sold the house and we moved to the lake. I and Jack love it so much. Sometimes I sit on the patio to drink my coffee and listen to the birds chirping and the quite. It's so relaxing. I wish it was with you. No one could ever take your place. I love you!

Mom and Jack

March 05, 2015 7:12AM

We received our last snow fall for the year last night (I hope)The weather reports are saying Irving got 6 inches and I testify to that. It's cold outside. Jack went out and ran and ran around in the backyard. I think he may like it. Aunt Paula, Billie , her friend Caryn and myself are going on a 7 day cruise in May. I wish you could go. It would be so much fun to have you with us. I'm wrapping my arms around you to keep you warm on this weary day. A big hug and kiss are coming your way from Jack and me. Til we meet again in that beautiful home in Heaven. I love you, Paul

Mom and Jack

February 14, 2015 4:59PM

Paul, I love so very much. I hope you are reading my messages to you. My thoughts are always about you. I miss you more evey day.The weather is so nice here. We have flowers blooming and coming up. I know you would enjoy them. Some of them I don't remember planting.. I will write again later. Bye for now, Mom

Mom and Jack

January 23, 2015 5:03PM

It's been a while since I've visited you. I've been busy trying to get things done around the house. You know how slow I move. lol Jack loves to be outside lying in the sunshine. He's such a good dog. I love him very much and I think the feeling is mutual. I know not as much as you. I don't think he could love any one more than you. I love you my sweet boy.

. Mom

December 24, 2014 11:59AM

Jack and I are going to the lake today. He will be so happy to get to run around I sure will miss you as well as Jack will.We will be thinking of you. I know you are playing with angels.I love you so much!


December 14, 2014 1:51PM

It's been a while since I have talked to you. Jack's leg is getting better (as long as I can keep him from licking it)I got him a muzzle and that helps. I am going to try to go to visit you today, It's kinda nasty out today as it's been raining. I love you as always, Mom


December 07, 2014 11:58AM

I wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night thinking of you. I love you so much.


November 22, 2014 2:59PM

I love you


November 15, 2014 12:55AM

I've been thinking about you. I love you dearly.


November 07, 2014 12:27PM

It's pretty chilly here in Irving. I have my long sleeve shirt on and was cuddled up tight with the warm covers this morning.You know how I hate cold weather. I can never get warm. I love you for ever and ever.


November 01, 2014 7:41PM

Paul, I think of so often. I love you.


October 20, 2014 8:35AM

All my love to you sweetheart. I was thinking of you. Jack is doing fine. He misses you too.


October 18, 2014 1:21PM

I've always loved you and always will. I hope you've found peace and comfort. It's always hard to say goodbye even when you know it's inevitable, but I'm happy that for you, you are now in a better place. We will miss you, probably more than you can imagine. I have faith that you, Daddy and Donnie are together and all of you have peace and a painless future. Until we meet again...... Love you.


October 14, 2014 1:43PM

Thinking about you, sweet boy. I love you


October 12, 2014 12:38PM

Jack and are I thinking of you. We miss you more everyday. we love you so much.


October 10, 2014 11:32PM


Ramona Phillipa

October 10, 2014 2:35PM

I can still hear you laughing when I did my Carol Burnett impression. You loved to hear me and would ask me to do it for you. <3

Carolyn T.

October 08, 2014 7:16PM

So sorry to see you leave so soon. I will always remember the time we shared together. I send my condolences and prayers to your family. Rest in peace!
<3 Carolyn

Paula Moltke

October 08, 2014 3:45PM

We love you and you will be missed. RIP peace Paul. Love Aunt Paula

Denise Welch

October 07, 2014 11:58PM

Memories we will always have.
See you in sun!
RIP my cousin
Love always

Melody Cook Smith

October 07, 2014 10:07PM

My deepest sympathies to all the family. Paul was my best guy friend for as long as I can remember. We laughed so much anytime we were together. He and my best girl friend got together and life was good. We were young and there was still so much to learn. Paul was always a person with a big heart and he cared so much about the things in life that really matter. He wasn't always sure how to show or tell the people he loved how he felt but I think we all knew in our hearts. My life won't be the same without him. I will miss him so very much. I will miss our talks about life, where we came from and where were going. I love you Paul RIP!

Sheryl Gibson

October 07, 2014 9:48PM

What, exactly, do you say when your 1st love passes on ?
The obvious is your 1st thought. Condolences to the family. Prayer for comfort and peace.
But once you get past that and you come face to face with your own feeling of loss, what's
appropriate when so many years have passed ? It's a hard thing to do. A hard thing to go thru.
We've had so many meaningful conversations over the last year. I've seen you up and I've seen
you down. I've seen you sick and I've seen you well. So I think I'll just thank you Paul. Thank you for the difference you made in my life. I am who I am today because of the experiences I had with you. We were 15 when we met. Just a couple of clueless kids. We had so much fun. So much
laughter. We experienced so many 1st's together. We set our 1st (and thankfully ONLY) house
fire together :) I thought your dad was going to kill us. Who'd of ever thought a couple of hot dogs forgotten on the stove could cause such a mess ! LOL ! We had our 1st child together.
I don't have words to express the joy she has brought to my life. And she wouldn't be who she is if YOU weren't her father. You told me a few months ago that you didnt know where she got
her patience from because it obviously didnt come from either of us. You made it a point tho, to say that she OBVIOUSLY got her good looks from me but her STELLAR INTELLIGENCE from you.
I think that we just made the perfect child.
Last night, I sat up for a long time, reading our chats over the last year. I'll miss those.
I find comfort in knowing that you are now watching over our little girl. Protecting and guiding her. Who could ask for a more perfect Guardian Angel.
We will see you again one day Paul.
With love,

Doyle and Donna Boatman

October 07, 2014 7:15PM

We know that no words can help ease the pain and loss that you are feeling right now. You are in our every prayer and thought.
Doyle and Donna

Mary Warren

October 07, 2014 5:12PM

Or thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and to our granddaughter Valerie Kaulsky. Paul you will be missed

James and Mary Warren

October 07, 2014 5:07PM

You are all in our thoughts and prayers God will be with you all as you go through this time of grief. We are so sorry for your loss Paul you will be missed

Rodney Snody

October 07, 2014 4:16PM

My deepest condolences goes out to all of Paul's family. He was a very good person.

Ramona Phillips

October 07, 2014 3:03PM

RIP Paul. Love you, Aunt Nonie