Phillip Moore Pitzer
BRECKENRIDGE — Phillip Moore Pitzer, 87, was united with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 4. There was a private burial at Caddo Creek Ranch at 9:30 a.m. followed by a memorial service at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at 11:00 a.m. with a reception in the parish hall for the congregation.
Phil was born Oct. 19, 1931 in Dallas, Texas to parents Paul and Ethel Pitzer and was raised in Breckenridge, Texas. He graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1948, and remained a diehard Buckaroo fan his entire life. He earned a degree in Geology from the University of Texas in Austin and came back home to work initially with his father in both the oil business and ranching. He later worked as an independent geologist, and started two oil companies, along with his ranching interests. He was a longtime board member of the West Texas Rehab facility in Abilene and a founding board member of Citizens National Bank of Breckenridge. Phil was a longtime member of St. Andrew’s church and served on the vestry many times. He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching his sons, grandchildren and their friends play. He also supported the Boy Scouts of America throughout his life, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout in High School, followed by two sons and four grandsons that attained the rank as well. Phil loved to hunt and fish, and shared his passion with his children and grandchildren. Most of all he loved being on his ranch, and working with his grandchildren. Many individuals came to know Phil’s generosity over the years, although his selfless nature always emphasized subtlety and anonymity.
The family would like to express its gratitude to the dedicated caregivers at House of Hope for their compassionate care of Phil.
He is survived by his wife, Lola; his children, Greg and Lisa Pitzer, Kathy and Steve Scully, Holly Oman and Sandy Hampton; his grandchildren, Clark Pitzer, Scott and Abbie Pitzer, Adele and Stephen Reckling, Ash and Ashley Stoker, Mary and Lee Blue, Paul and Kristen Pitzer, John and Harriete Scully, Patrick and Elizabeth Scully, Sam Scully, Conner and Jack Oman; and great grandchildren, Effie and Declan Blue, Kaul, Crawford and Colette Pitzer, Betty Ann and Clay Pitzer.
He was preceded in death by sons, Marc and Clay Pitzer.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to St. Andrew’s Church, Breckenridge; House of Hope, Wichita Falls; West Texas Rehab Facility, Abilene.