Lyle A. Phillips

September 4, 1925May 24, 2013

Lyle Audrey Phillips, 87, of Evansville, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013, at Good Samaritan Home. He was born September 4, 1925, in Boonville, IN, to the late Lyle Henry and Lela Mae (Keith) Phillips.

After graduating from Central High School, he attended Evansville College. He served over two years with distinction in the US Marines Corps. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Marines never left him, as his friends and family would attest to, along with his kindness and generosity. Lyle acquired his airline pilot license and flew for Phillips Oil Drilling. He also worked at Evansville Courier & Press and retired from Peabody Coal.

Lyle was preceded in death by his brother, William Keith Phillips; sister, Lois (Gene) Phillips Beatty; and son, Larry Thomas Phillips

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mildred; daughters, Nancy (Daniel) Phillips Kohler and Sophia Phillips Aragon; step-sons, Gary (Renaté) Anderson, Rick (Karen) Anderson, John (Suzi) Anderson, Paul (Donna) Jourdan and Charlie Jourdan; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Fr. Ted Tempel, with burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may visit Wednesday from 10:00 AM until service time at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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Miranda Taylor

May 28, 2013

He will be missed. May God bless and comfort all the family during this time! Love in Christ, Frank & Miranda Taylor

May 28, 2013

Donna and P.J. Lyle is at peace now. I know how much you both loved him, and, how much he loved you. Kay Gallo

Candace Robinson

May 27, 2013

Dear Nancy and Family,
Thinking of you at this time. I know you have been a great comfort to your Dad especially during these past many years. Bless you for all you were able to do for him, Love Candi

Karen & Kelly Smith

May 27, 2013

Nancy, I will always remember your Dad's smile. He was such a nice man and he helped raise a very nice daughter. You and your family have our deepest sympathy

Kathy Anderson

May 26, 2013

Nancy, I remember that you always had a loving relationship with your dad. You were lucky to have him for your dad and he was lucky to have you for his daughter. My heartfelt sympathy, dear friend.

Juydy Dillback

May 26, 2013

Lyle was a great man who led a great life! He will be missed but know he is smiling down at us from Heaven above. God Bless his family.


The Dillbacks
Greg and Judy and family

Gary and Renate Anderson

May 26, 2013

Dear Nancy and Family:
With Sympathy