WALTON — Phillip “Phil” Eldon Miller, 60, Walton, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
He was born on Dec. 12, 1953, in Kokomo, to the late Eldon L. and Mildred (Hullinger) Miller. On Dec. 26, 1991, he married Patricia Ann Slusser, who survives.
Phil was a 1972 graduate of Lewis Cass High School, he then attended Oklahoma City Junior College, where he played basketball. He was a member of the Logansport Shrine Club, Scottish Rite, Indianapolis Murat Temple, Elks Lodge #66 and Sons of the American Legion. Phil was an avid golfer. He started farming corn, beans and tomatoes at the age of 13. Over the years, the Red Gold tomato relationship grew into a significant part of the Miller Farms. His passion for farming continued for the remainder of his life.
Surviving along with his wife are his children, Maghan (Kevin) Keller, Westfield, Drew (Ashlie) Miller, Taylor (Kaylee) Miller, all of Galveston, Doug (Emily) Winters, Brooke (Ron) Bryant, all of Carmel, and Ashley (Todd) Hissong, Fishers; grandchildren, Mason, Eric and Reid Keller, Raegan, Millie and Bryer Miller, Josephine Winters, Reese and Raegan Hissong, Calvin Bryant, and two expected grandchildren in the coming months; sisters, Karen (Royce) Chambers, Galveston, Peggy Petrone, Louisville, Ky., and Teresa (Bill) Webster, Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be 10 a.m. Monday in Galveston United Methodist Church with Pastor Roy Ice officiating. Burial will follow in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, and one hour prior to the service, also at the church.
Memorials may be made in memory of Phil to the “Shriner’s Children Hospital” or “Hear Indiana,” 3815 River Crossing Parkway, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
You may sign the guestbook and send online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com.