George Landon Phillips |

George Landon Phillips

George Landon Phillips, 65, died at home on January 26, 2015 following a lengthy battle with cancer. George was born in Fulton, Mississippi on May 24, 1949 to G.L. Phillips and Grace Phillips Staker. He was raised in Fisher, Illinois and graduated from Fisher High School in 1967.

He earned a B.A. in philosophy from The University of Southern Mississippi and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law. His professional accomplishments were many and included serving as U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Mississippi from 1980 to 1994. He also served as Special Counsel to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, Director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and Director of USDA/Rural Development for the State of Mississippi.

An avid horseman, George served three terms as president of the Mississippi Quarter Horse Association. He was a lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association, serving as a Director and most recently on the Executive Committee as First Vice President.

George and his wife, Nicole, loved spending time at their ranch in Colorado, riding horses in the mountains and spending time with friends.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Nicole; their three children, Garrison, Margaret and Mary McArthur; his brother Bud C. Phillips (Diane); his sister, Linda Boyles; and numerous other family members and loyal friends.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Jackson, Mississippi with visitation following the service in the East Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colorado University Foundation in memory of George Phillips at or to UCF, P.O. Box 17126, Denver, CO 80217-9155.

Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, MS is in charge of arrangements.

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