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Philip Lon Phillips

July 27, 1951 — May 25, 2023


Philip Lon Phillips, born July 27, 1951, died May 25, 2023.

He was the son of Reverend Warren Lon Phillips, an ordained active Methodist minister for 68 years who had a PHD in Theology from Vanderbilt University, and Zada Lee Dycus Phillips, who was a loving mother, wife, and housewife.

Mr. Phillips is survived by his spouse, Patty Mogan Dean from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; two daughters, Chelsea Leigh Phillips Pruitt of Henderson, Kentucky and Meagan Elizabeth Phillips of Evansville, Indiana; two grandchildren Hadley and Griffen. He was preceded in death by his brother, David Phillips.

Philip lived an incredible adventurous life believing to never tell himself he can not do it because he could and did. He had a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an area in commercial graphics and photography, also a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Murray State University. He was a professional leather artisan and businessman, a designer and builder, a carpenter, a historian, a person that always looked at life and ambition with a different productive attitude.

Philip was a life member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, starting two camps in Western  Kentucky, #1460 and 1495. He was a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a member of the Military Order of the Stars and Bars, direct blood descendant of the Confederate officers corp. Philip was also a member of Morgan Mens Association, soldiers who served with John Hunt Morgan, Morgan’s raiders during the American Civil War.

Philip served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Lowertown Historic Zone Association, was a juried member as a Leather Artisan of Kentucky Crafted, juried member pf the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen serving three terms on their board of directors. Philip was an active and creative artisan until December 2019 before the Pandemic.

Philip said never show weakness and never let them see you sweat. A productive artisan, businessman, historian with many lifelong friends and companions who believed that if you give respect you will earn respect and he lived by a moral code of honor, respect, and integrity. He will be greatly missed and was a productive and interesting person that always gave back to society hoping to make it better. He was plagued with health problems for decades which contributed in the end to his passing.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, June 16, 2023 at Lindsey Funeral Home at 7:00 pm. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 5:00 pm to service hour on Friday.

Lindsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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