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March 3, 1963 - Feb 20, 2012 ABILENE, TX Dale Leighroy (Scooter) Phillips, Jr., of Abilene, TX, was born March 3, 1963, in Midwest City, OK and passed from this life on February 20, 2012. Scooter graduated from Moore High School, Moore, OK, in 1981 and from Abilene Christian University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He completed post-graduate studies in Physical Therapy at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Scooter lived and worked in Abilene from 1989 to the time of his death. Scooter owned and operated Rebound Sports and Physical Therapy for over seventeen years and also opened Steps 2 Strides, a provider of rehabilitation services for special needs children. Steps 2 Strides has two locations, one in Abilene and the other in Denison, TX. He also served on the Board of Directors of Enterprise Investments, Inc., and Old Surety Life Insurance Company, both in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. From an early age, Scooter enjoyed all sports, playing baseball, football, basketball and golf. He was an avid OU Sooner fan - an interest he shared with his son. He was a varsity letterman in football at Abilene Christian University in 1984 and 1985, and during his senior season, set the single game record for touchdown receptions with four against Northern Colorado University in Greeley. He was named honorable mention all-star in the Lone Star Conference his senior season. Scooter loved life and lived it to the fullest. He enjoyed his work, sports, flying his airplane, and spending time with his family. Scooter was proudest of his two children, Brendan and Grace Ann. Scooter is survived by two children: Brendan, 16; and Grace Ann, 13; and their mother, Linda; all of Abilene, TX. He is also survived by his parents: Dale Phillips, Sr and wife, Kymber, Edmond, OK; and Karen Phillips, Oklahoma City, OK; two sisters and spouses: Mary Kay Hixson and Kevin, Moore, OK; Darsi Graham and Stuart, Edmond, OK; grandmother, Mahala Brown, Del City, OK; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, February, 27, 2012, at Del City Church of Christ, 1901 Vickie Drive in Del City, Oklahoma. To leave your condolences or for more information, go to www.eisenhourfuneral.com www.eisenhourfuneral.com
Published in The Oklahoman on Feb. 26, 2012
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