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Phil Day

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:42 pm
by The Other Rob
Hey folks.. It's been a LONG time since I've stuck my head in here..

It's with much regret and bad news that I come here today. Sometime in the morning of 3-29-2018, Phil Day passed away. Saw his last post on FB on the 28th, about 11:50. he'd gone back down to San Antonio and was "checking in" to his favorite bar to see some friends and have a couple of drinks...

For those of you that have been around, you know Phil was the starting force behind HummerXClub and Trail Duty a good number of years back. He'd gotten out of the Hummer thing a longtime back, and not much past that, out of offroading all together. In more recent years, he'd got into competitive shooting, a bit of road racing his Porsche and even gotten into music, recording and being a DJ (Techno not radio). In the past few months, he'd met a young lady and they were planning on getting married. They'd just bought a place in Dallas and were fixing that up. I could tell by the way he talked recently, he was feeling like a teenager in love for the first time.. He was completely head of heels for Maxine.

Better Days Phil...

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Re: Phil Day

PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:02 am
by The Other Rob
Hell.. Was just trying to chase down some of the old folks from here in FB and found out Alec Wallis from Denver died back in April 2017 as well...

Re: Phil Day

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 10:14 am
by Mark

Thank you for posting this. I was on a wheeling trip with limit access when Phil passed and couldn't post anything here. As you said a spark had been ignited in Phil as of late and he was really enjoying the new changes in his life. There were not many but I am grateful for the times we did get to spend together apart from the long time online friendship. Phil loved to live life to the fullest and had many great experiences from that drive. If it weren't for his efforts HXC would not be here and there are so many friends that I would not have to this day. I miss you my friend and cherish the memories.

It is so sad that we have lost three of the early driving forces behind HXC, Rich, then Alec and now Phil. I am grateful that I got to spend time with each of them and just wish it could have been more.

Re: Phil Day

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 1:46 pm
by f5fstop
Never met him personally, but talked quite a few times on the phone.
Alec, I knew quite well.

The old guard is disappearing fast; TOO fast.

Re: Phil Day

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:21 pm
by Charles Helm
Damn. Just damn. That's all I've got. Can't believe I missed this, but this year has been a bad one for me. snap. Damn. Both Phil and Alec were top-notch guys.