Obituary of Dudley Philip "Phil" Guilott
Dudley Philip “Phil” Guilott, a retired special agent for the Internal Revenue Service and longtime resident of Slidell, Louisiana, passed away in his home on July 6, 2021. He was 79 years old.
Phil was born in rural St. Tammany Parish on August 29, 1941. After graduating from Slidell High School in 1959, he served in the U.S. Navy for three years, touring Japan and the Philippines. He then moved to Barranquilla, Colombia, where he worked for his father in the oil industry and met the love of his life, Margo, whom he married on Dec. 29, 1965. One year into the marriage, they relocated to Louisiana, where Phil received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University and, later, his master’s degree in finance from Loyola University New Orleans. Phil won numerous accolades for his work as a special agent in the Criminal Investigations Division of the IRS, from which he retired in 1998. He later worked as a fraud investigator for the Mississippi State Auditor before retiring to spend more time with his family.
Above all else, Phil loved eating, being with his family, and eating with his family. He also enjoyed woodworking, reading crime fiction, studying genealogy, and traveling the world with Margo. Family and friends will remember his larger-than-life personality, his dark-roast coffee, and his rich stories.
Phil is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Margo Guilott (née Quiñones); his two children, Nicole Burkes (Sean) and Andre Guilott (Jessy); six grandchildren, Caitie (Tim), Mary Grace, J.P., Meg, Beau, and Caroline; and two siblings, Michael Guilott (Glenda) and Carol Young (David). He is predeceased by his parents, Dudley Cecil Guilott and Laura Nell Fortenberry Guilott.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, July 9, 2021 from noon until 2:00 p.m. at Audubon Funeral Home in Slidell. A funeral service followed by military honors will begin in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. Phil will be laid to rest at a private burial in the Louisiana Southeast Veterans Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to one of Phil’s favorite charities: the St. Joseph’s Indian School, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Toys for Tots, St. Labre Indian School, Special Olympics, Shriners Hospitals, St. Bonaventure Indian Mission & School, Disabled Veterans National Foundation, Wounded Warrior, Boys Town, Smile Train, or Society of the Little Flower. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com
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