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“Prayers to the family. He was a mentor to all of us in the apartment business. He will be missed. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Julia Daniel

“Linda Justin,Your in our thoughts and prayers.Jim & Georgette. Campbell ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Georgette Campbell

“My heartfelt sympathy to you, Linda and family. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Wray

“Linda and Justin, our thoughts are with you, Aunt Mary and Eddie ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: mary ruff

“Linda and Justin, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sherry and Richard Molpus ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Sherry Molpus Beall

“With Deepest Sympathies...... Love and prayer ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Volette Meadows

“Prayers and Hugs during this time for your family! I know your Great Memories are lovely. No more pain or sad times-happiness for Mr. P! Don and...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Jan Johnson

“JustinExtending Deepest Sympathies to you & your Mom. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Rodney & Elaine Fry


Ernest Phillips was born on June 14, 1931, in Jackson, Mississippi to Ernest Phillips and Eva Miller Phillips. He passed away at home on June 18, 2013. Ernie was raised in Natchez, Mississippi and graduated from Natchez High School in 1949. From there he went to The University of Mississippi and graduated from Ole Miss in 1953. At that time, he served his country in the intelligence department of the United States Air Force. After he completed his tour of duty, he returned to Ole Miss and earned his Juris Doctor in 1960. In about 1963, Ernie came to Longview and worked in the insurance industry as a claims adjuster and slowly became involved in real estate. In 1972, he founded Reliable Management Company. He was one of the founders of the Greater Longview Apartment Association and was active in both the Texas Apartment Association and the National Apartment Association. Ernie served on the committee that formed the resident/owner laws in the State of Texas. Ernie is survived by his wife Linda, son Justin Hawkins and his wife Lauren, sons Paul and Clifford and daughters Anne and Nancy. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home in Longview on Friday at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. There will be a visitation prior to the service beginning at 12 noon. Special thanks to his caregivers Mary Vaughan, Christin Garner and Jerri Lynn Vaughn and Felice, Alicia and Michelle of HeartsWay Hospice for their help and devotion to Mr. P. Donations in his memory can be made to HeartsWay Hospice or the charity of your choice.

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