Obituary Search Advanced Search
September 29, 1923 - October 18, 2013
| Age 90
KRISTIE RIEKEN, The Associated Press
HOUSTON (AP) — Bum Phillips, the folksy Texas football icon who coached the Houston Oilers during their Luv Ya Blue heyday and later led the New Orleans Saints, died Friday. He was 90.
"Bum is gone to Heaven," son Wade Phillips tweeted Friday night. "Loved and will be missed by all — great Dad, Coach, and Christian."
Phillips died at his ranch in Goliad.
Wade Phillips is the Houston Texans' defensive coordinator.
Read Complete Obituary
Celebrity Deaths by Category
All Celebrity Death Categories
Years in Review
A look back at those who passed.
Celebrity Deaths from this Week in History
Light a Candle
Place a Flower
Add an Icon
Add a Photo
Record an Audio Memory — Use Your Phone — Free
"Our sympathy to Bum's family. Bum will leave a cherished memory
for our family. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light
shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen"
"A one of a kind gentleman. I am proud to have known him. May the Lord bless and be with you, Debbie, Wade and family."
Receive email notification about people of national interest.
Click on the item you would like to print.
© 2015 Tributes, Inc.