BOSSIER CITY – Phillip Hurxthal Butcher died Wednesday, December 4, 2013. He was born February 14, 1937 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. In 1939 his family moved to Shreveport. From early school days and through high school, Phillip excelled at athletics. While attending St. Andrews School in Middletown, Delaware, he received varsity letters in track, football, basketball and baseball. His passion was everything about golf. After one year at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, he entered the U.S. Marine Corps. He returned to Shreveport and graduated from Centenary College where he was a member of Kappa Alpha order. He later was an active member of the Humane Society. His first job was as an investigative reporter for Dunn & Bradstreet covering the New Orleans French Quarter. He later moved to Little Rock, AR to manage the office of Robert K. Butcher & Associates. Phillip participated in many golf tournaments throughout the state of Arkansas and Louisiana; winning his share.
He is predeceased by his parents Robert K. & Joanna S. Butcher, and special dog Franko. He is survived by his twin brother, John K. Butcher and his wife Kay.
A memorial service will be held at Church of The Holy Cross on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM with interment in the adjoining Rose Garden following the service.