Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 13, 2011

Robert Lee “Bob” Phillips Jr. went to be with his Lord on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011.

Bob was born in Louisville, Ky., July 8, 1931.

Bob is survived by his wife of 13 years, Carol; son and daughter-in-law: Ron and Ruth Phillips of Sugar Hill, Ga.; granddaughter and her husband: Gretchen and Jeff Jones of Plantation, Fla.; granddaughter, Erin Phillips of Georgia; sister-in-law and her husband: Sherree and Ed Koehler of Texas; brother-in-law and wife: Bill and Cathy Campbell of California; and brother-in-law and wife: Hugh and Donna Campbell of Missouri. He is also survived by cousins: Bobby and Helen Kohler of Shepherdsville, Ky., and Beverly Cunningham and Delores Turner of Louisville, Ky.

Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Dolores; son Larry; parents: Robert and Azalea Phillips; and grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

Bob lived most of his life in Kentucky, Texas and Nebraska, going to school and working at various energy-providing companies. He also operated a Marina and Restaurant on Lake Travis outside of Austin, Texas, for a time. Bob relocated to LaPlace in 1997, where he began a second 10-year career with Avis/Budget Car Rental, retiring in 2010. Bob was an avid sports fan. He coached Little League baseball for over 20 years and personally loved golfing, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, football and basketball. Bob served as an officer of the Riverwood Homeowners Association for more than 10 years, most recently as secretary/treasurer. At the time of his death, Bob was a member of First Baptist Church in La Place. Through the years he had been a deacon and RA leader in several churches.

Besides the details of his accomplishments, Bob was a fun and always cheerful fellow. He was never too busy to lend advice, a helping hand or serve others in a time of need. He will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations in his memory to Lakeside Hospice, 5105 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA. 70001 or River Region Hospice House, 507 Upstream St., River Ridge, LA 70123 or First Baptist Church, 120 Ormond Blvd., LaPlace, LA 70068. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 120 Ormond Blvd. in LaPlace. Arrangements are under the direction of H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in Norco. Family and friends are invited to send their condolences to