Funeral services for Cade Marshall Phillips, 12, were held Friday, December 29, 2017, at Ephesus Baptist Church near Jewett, Texas. Pastors Dwain Pollard and Ray Payne officiated, and interment followed in the Gum Springs Cemetery outside of Flynn, Texas in rural Leon County.
Cade Marshall Phillips was born on August 26, 2005, in Bryan, Texas to Paul Marshall Phillips and Kim Fridel. He grew up in the Brazos Valley and was currently a sixth grader in Nomangee Middle School in Normangee, Texas. Cade loved football. He was a member of the Leon County Football Association 12-U football team. Donning the number 44 “Lightning” football jersey, he played the positions of fullback, tight end and linebacker. When Cade was on the field he was in his element and was a pleasure to coach. Ever the inquisitive and venturesome young man, Cade never wanted to miss out on any type of excursion or undertaking. He was more than willing and ready to go at a moment’s notice, born with a robust sense of adventure. Cade had accepted the Lord as his personal Savior at a young age and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Flynn, Texas. He passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017, in a Houston, Texas hospital.
Cade was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James Fridel.
Surviving family members include father, Paul Phillips (Brittany) of Normangee; mother, Kim Fridel of Welborn; brothers, Cameron Phillips and Bryce Phillips; sister, Carleigh Miller; paternal grandparents, Brandye Smith (Whitney) and John Phillips (Shelley) and maternal grandmother, Sherri Fridel; aunts, Courtney Harris (Andrae); Pam Cantu (Ernest) and Madeleine Phillips; uncles, Wesley Muth, Richard Fridel and Shane Muth (Kim), as well as, numerous cousins, extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the Phillips family requests that memorial donations be made to an account set up in Cade’s name at any local Wells Fargo Branch.
Pallbearers were Andrae Harris, Tim Holley, Eric Rayburn, Dawane Martin, Richard Fridel, E.J. Cantu, Ernest Cantu and Roland Lerma. Honorary pallbearers were Marshall Harris, Trent Schmidt and Adam Hall
Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas was in charge of all arrangements. www.waltersfuneralhome.com