The son of Victor and Lena Vigil, Phil was raised in Tooele and graduated from Tooele High School in 1969. Phil served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for the FAA as an air traffic controller.
Phillip was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Leroy. He is survived by his sisters and brothers, Francis Edoff, Virginia Huffman, Ernie, Robert, Walter, and half brother Eddie Herrera.
Funeral and burial was in Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, Virginia.