Phil Fancher

Published 11:55 am Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Phil Fancher, 66, of Kirbyville, passed away on November 27, 2023, at home surrounded by family.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00a.m., Saturday, December 2, 2023, at Adams E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville.

Cremation will be held under the direction of the funeral home.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 1, 2023, at Adams E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville.

Born in Orange, Texas, on October 6th 1957, he was the son of LG Fancher and Helen Ellis Fancher Robinson.

He attended school at Little Cypress Mauriceville, graduating in 1976. Phil went on to work many years in the construction industry until his retirement in 2019.

Phil was an avid sports fan and you could find him every morning in his retirement years catching up on the latest sports news.

He loved to quiz his wife in random sports trivia to see if she knew the answer.

In his younger years, he played competitive slow pitch softball and developed many lifelong friendships.

Once his softball years were done, he began coaching his grandson, Kyler and friends in Little League Baseball.

He watched that group of boys grow into top notch baseball players. Monday nights, he could be found watching wrestling for many years.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing but more than anything, he loved the time he spent with his family, especially his grandbabies. They were his pride and joy.

Phil never met a stranger and still had friends from childhood that were a part of his life. He spent some of his retirement days playing dominoes with a special group of friends. You could always talk him into a game of 42.

Phil was so loved by all of his family. He was Pops to his children. He was “Poppa” and “Grampy” to his grandchildren and “Poppa Phil” to many of his adopted kids and grandkids.

He was a simple man, who led a simple quiet life and the world will not be same without him. The memories we carry will keep him in our hearts for eternity.

He was preceded in death by his parents, LG Fancher and Helen Robinson.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Terri (Bendy) Fancher. His children, Randy Harris (Courtney) of Mont Belvieu, Cody Harris (Mary) of Beachwood, NJ, Aimee Hall (Wayne) of Kirbyville and Heather Kotrla (Keith) of Mauriceville. His grandchildren Kyler, Caine, Lincoln, Everly, Maverick, Eden, and Levi. His sister Phyllis Manasco (James) and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to his entire medical team at MD Anderson for the exceptional care given to him over the past year and to everyone who donated at his benefit to help with all of his medical expenses.

He was told from the very beginning that Nobody fights alone and we would like to thank everyone who sent up prayers and stood by his side throughout his entire journey.