Phillip Pacheco

August 20, 1933 - October 5, 2020

Phillip Leon Pacheco of Fairview, Texas passed away on October 5, 2020 at the age of 87. He was born on August 20, 1933 in San Jose, California. In December 1945, at the age of 12, Phillip and his mother moved to Normanna, Texas. He was a 1951 graduate of Pettus High School and then attended Southwest Texas State College, graduating in 1955. Phillip met the love of his life, Darla Kay Hall, in 1953 and they were never apart again. They were married on October 1, 1955 in Beeville, Texas.

One of his many jobs, Phillip worked to put himself through college by working for the Hays County Surveyor. It was there he found his calling as a civil engineer and land surveyor. Phillip became licensed as a Registered Professional Engineer and a Registered Professional Land Surveyor. He practiced his profession for almost 49 years, retiring in 2002. Phillip loved all animals, particularly his dogs, and had a passion for bowling. He started bowling in 1973 and was still bowling in leagues three times a week at age 87.

Phillip is survived by brother, Charles B. Chesnutt and his wife, Donna, of Alexandria, Virginia; sister, Sara Jungman and her husband, Terry, of Kaufman, Texas; son, Mark Pacheco and his wife, Nancy, of Allen, Texas; granddaughter, Kim Pacheco of Frisco, Texas; grandson, Kenny Pacheco and his wife, Janine and great grandson, Greyson Pacheco, all of Princeton, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Phillip was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Darla Kay Pacheco; father, Leo Pacheco; mother, Lois Chesnutt; and stepfather, Charles O. Chesnutt.

A private funeral service will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home with interment at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Animal Rescue Foundation (

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So saddened by the news, I bowled with Phil the first time this last summer, we shared many stories and I truly enjoyed his company. He was an excellent partner and inspiration, I hope to be bowling when I reach my eighties. Prayers and sympathy pouring out to his family and friends. God Bless.
Steven P, October 16, 2020 I had the pleasure of bowling with Phil for a couple of years. He was truly an inspiration to myself and to our team. Phil will truly be missed and we have dedicated this season to him. God Bless you all. Bryan Duhart , October 15, 2020 We knew Phil for 5 years. We bowled in the same league and had several laughs along the way. He was a superb man and loving father. we will miss him. Brad and Pam Perkinson, October 13, 2020 Mark & Family, I was saddened to hear about the passing of your dad. I had worked for him from April 1975 thru Oct. 1976. I learned a great deal from him. I also remember the evenings we were together on the bowling team for Frenzel Auto Parts here in Beeville. I looked at the memorial video and it brought back wonderful memories. Your dad was one of the references for my land surveyor application. I retired after almost 42 years in private practice as a Registered Professional Land Surveyor. I had staked numerous construction sites using plans from various engineers over the years. If your dad’s signature was on the plans, I knew there would be no mistakes. Your dad was “One Hell Of An Engineer.” May God welcome him home with open arms and may you, your family and loved ones feel God’s presence and help you get through this difficult time. May God Bless. Tom Dolezal Tom Dolezal, October 11, 2020 Mr. Phil Pacheco is one the nicest people I have every met, I worked for him taking care of his wife, Kay. It saddens my heart to know Phil and Kay are gone. I know they have a place in heaven, and now are together. They are now resting in peace. I want to say a word to Mark and family, he loved you so dearly, and talked about how proud he was of you. May God give you comfort at this time in your life and know that your friends love you. God Bless you and Nancy. Ann and Ed
Ann Fisher, October 10, 2020 Mark, you and Nancy are in our thoughts and prayers. May you feel God's comfort and peace knowing Phil is home!
Scott and Kay (Helen) Wiese, October 9, 2020 It was a true privilege to have known you. You brought us laughter and heart felt stories every week. We'll do our best to make you proud but know that we will surely miss you and your Sloppy Joes. Margo Diaz , October 9, 2020 Mark and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. I feel like I only got to know my uncle through my dad - but he always spoke so fondly and happily about Phil. He loved his big brother so much. We are thinking of you in this difficult time and sending our love. Love, Mandy Mandy Chesnutt, October 9, 2020 Phil there is so much I wish I could have said to you but I was hoping you would be back home soon. You have been such an amazing friend and encourager to me. I thank you for the many times that you shared your wisdom and insight with me during some really difficult times in my life. You are one Absolutely Amazing man and I am so thankful that God allowed our paths to cross. I told you God sees, God hears and God knows. So now you are reunited with your bride Kay and with this thought my heart is comforted. Because the very first day when I arrived at your home to help you take care of your bride you showed me how deeply you loved her. Rest my friend for your Joy is complete. With Love and deep Respect, Charlotte Charlitte Barnes, October 8, 2020