Phillip Leon Orme

Aug. 23, 1971 – Jan. 27, 2019

Phillip Leon Orme passed away from a long-term illness in his home on Jan. 27, 2019, in St. George, Utah, at 47 years old.

Phil was born Aug. 23, 1971, in Las Vegas to loving parents Patricia Memmott Orme and LaMar Hal Orme. Phil graduated from Chaparral High School in 1989. He married Roxanne Leathers in July 1993 and raised their three children Anthony Leathers, Katelyn Orme and Emily Orme. His jobs included Metro Pizza, Bike World, Bank of America, Sears Automotive and at Las Vegas Valley Water District for 28 years.

Phil was preceded by the deaths of his mother-in-law Phyllis Leathers and father-in-law Wayne Leathers and now joins his mother Patricia Orme and his brother Timothy Orme in their heavenly home.

Phil is survived by his wife Roxanne, his son Anthony Leathers and daughters Katelyn and Emily Orme, all of St. George, Utah, and his son Justin Briton of Salt Lake City, Utah. He will be always loved and greatly missed by his sisters Tonya (Tim) Laymon, Pam (Russ) Cassedy, father Hal and his many nieces and nephews who loved and adored their uncle Phil. He loved all of them dearly as evident by his nicknames for them and their loving banter.

Phil was an avid fan of the Raiders and Cubs. In his youth he was a bicycle BMX racer. He enjoyed monster trucks, NHRA drag racing, NASCAR and especially being with his family. We will always remember his great disposition even while ill. He had the ability to make people laugh, shared his great smile always, his work ethic and for being a great provider to his family.

Phil has a street named for him connecting the medical district to Martin Luther King Boulevard: Phillip Orme Way. This honored his work with the LVVWD as a plans examiner for the five-year Project Neon. Phil had been leading this project while still managing his illness and other responsibilities. Stated in the ePipeline Publication of the LVVWD, SNWA and Springs Preserve. “… the design, build project … required turn-around time for plan reviews in a fraction of time for a typical project….” “Phil put in long days and extra days to keep project Neon ahead of an aggressive schedule.”

Funeral services

  • Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. at the Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George.
  • A visitation will be Saturday prior to services from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the mortuary.
  • Interment to follow at the Tonaquint Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings please visit Spilsbury Mortuary online.

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