Larry E. Phillips, 87, of rural Ridgeville, IN, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2023 at his home in Ridgeville, IN. He was born on Saturday, August 24, 1935, in Moores, TN. He married Nellie Harris Phillips on Saturday, December 26, 1992 in Portland, IN. Larry graduated in 1953 from Redkey High School. He served in the US Army where he was stationed in Germany from 1958 - 1960. Larry retired from Chevrolet of Muncie in 1999. He formerly worked at Armstrong Cork and The Ford Motor Company in Kansas City. Larry attended the Mississinewa Congregational Christian Church in Ridgeville, Indiana. He played church league softball and was a Little League coach for boys and girls for 20 years. He was member of the Portland Moose Lodge and was involved with the Jay County 4-H. Larry enjoyed living on the farm, writing poems, camping, horses, carpentry & cutting firewood and going to his granddaughter’s horse shows. After retiring in 1999, Larry worked at the Pennville Feed and Grain Company for 6 years.
Larry will be sadly missed by his Wife - Nellie L Phillips, Ridgeville, IN, Son - Larry Eugene (Marsha) Phillips, Angola, IN, Daughter - Penny Jean Jordan, Noblesville, IN, Son - Troy Douglas (Avis) Phillips, Marion, IN, Step Daughter - Angela R. (Matthew) Moeller, Portland, IN, Step Son - Duane P. (Rhonda) Monroe, Portland, IN, Step Daughter - Amy R. (Jason) Lawrence, Portland, IN, Sister - Lula "Evalee" Garrison, Montpelier, IN, 5 Grandchildren, 8 Step Grandchildren, 4 Step Great Grandchildren, and several Nieces & Nephews.
He was preceded in death by his Parents- Richard L. & Artensie (Anderson) Phillips, Brothers - Robert Phillips, Herbert Phillips, Haskiel Phillips, Thomas Phillips, Roland Phillips, Richard Glen Phillips, & Chester Phillips, and Sisters - Louise Garrison & Eileen Stanley.
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at the Mississinewa Congregational Christian Church 7708 W. 700 N. Ridgeville, IN. 47380 on Thursday, August 24, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and also one hour prior to the service on Friday, August 25, 2023.
A service to celebrate his life will be at the Mississinewa Congregational Christian Church at 1:00 PM on Friday, August 25, 2023 with Pastor Alan Bracken and Pastor Mike Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Hopewell Cemetery in Randolph County. Military rites will be conducted by the US Army.
Preferred memorials: Mississenewa Congregational Christian Church 7708 W. 700 N. Ridgeville, IN. 47380
Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com