Fergus Loraine Phillips


Fergus Loraine Phillips, 91, of Seymour, and formerly of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour.

Born Oct. 21, 1925, in Medora, he was the son of Murrell Phillips and Lillian Durham Phillips, both of whom preceded him in death. On April 19, 1948, in Toledo, Ohio, he married Betty Hively Phillips, who preceded him in death after 60 years of marriage.

Fergus was a U.S. Navy veteran who served as a radioman in World War II. He retired after 35 years of service for General Motors. He loved gardening, bowling in several leagues and playing cards with his buddies. He loved his family. He was a member of the American Legion Post 112 in Brownstown.

Survivors include his children, Nancy Spangler, Melvin Phillips and Linda Sheppard; grandchildren, Kelly (Don) Kendall, Jeff Sprague, Kevin Sprague, Stephanie (Tim) Kosakowski and Jenifer Sheppard; great-grandchildren,  Elasha (Brandon) Kepple, Garik Fleetwood, Brittney Sprague, Keaton Sprague, Cody Kosakowski and Ayden Sheppard; four brothers; and five sisters.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

A life memorial service will be announced at a later date through Voss and Sons Funeral Service in Seymour, which handled arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Low Vision, c/o of Immanuel Lutheran Church, or American Legion Post 112.

Online condolences may be made at vossfuneralservice.com.