Philip Williams

June 7, 1940November 30, 2012

Philip Williams, 72, of Evansville, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012, at VNA Charlier Hospice Center. He was born June 7, 1940, in Princeton, IN, to the late Leo and Marcia (Seed) Williams.

He was a lifetime member of McCutchanville Community Church, where he was a dedicated volunteer and especially enjoyed the Methodist Men’s Lenten Breakfasts. He worked at George Koch Sons for 38 years, retiring as Manager of International Development. He traveled the world as part of his job, visiting every continent. Phil was in the Army in the 101st Airborne Division stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY. He served as an Airborne Ranger on a deployment to Mainz, Germany. He was an Engineering graduate from Purdue University and was an avid Boilermaker fan. He was a member of the Optimist Club and Toastmasters International.

Philip is survived by his wife of 48 years, Donna Williams; son, Shawn (Lisa) Williams; daughter, Kelly (Ken) Henderson; sister, Jill Mason; brothers, Barry, Michael and Richard Williams; and two grandchildren, Katie and Emily Williams.

Services will be 10:00 AM Monday, December 3, 2012, at McCutchanville Community Church, 9505 Petersburg Road, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Friends may visit Sunday from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Alexander North Chapel, 4200 Stringtown Road.

Memorial contributions may be made to McCutchanville Community Church, 9505 Petersburg Road, Evansville, IN 47725.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 3, 2012

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Pablo Llopez

December 5, 2012

Dear Williams family. I am so saddened to hear that Phil, my last and best boss during my tenure at GKS has passed away. He left huge shoes for me to fill with his outstanding knowledge and commitment. Beyond his professional example, I deeply admired him as a person and considered him a friend. The memories of his kindness and his sense of humor will always stay with me. I just regret I didnt have a chance to see him in all these years. My deepest condolences, but you should be absolutely proud of such admirable man. Thank you Phil for having had the chance to meet you.
Always. Pablo Llopez

Francisco W. Silva

December 4, 2012

Donna, Shawn and Kelly:
I am so sorry for your loss and sorry for losing a good friend too.
I have you and all Phil's relatives and friends in my prayers asking God to help conforting you on such a hard time.


December 3, 2012

Dear Donna,
I was so sorry to learn about Phil today. I treasure my many years of working with him as a extremely knowledgable and valued engineer. I was blessed with having had the opportunity of not only working with Phil but sharing my experience at Tres Dias and Promise Keepers. He was a deeply committed Christain and valued friend for many years. He will truly be missed by all and it is comforting to know that he has been call home to be with our Lord.
Your brother in Christ,
Mark Horton

December 3, 2012

...God has chosen You, loves You
And has set you apart
for wonderful works
in his kingdom (Col 3:12)
Classmate at WHS; fond memories of You and Your family. Special prayers for Phillip's wife and extended families.
In the Lord,
Dixie De (Corn) Cooper

Robert & Maryann Henkle

December 3, 2012

Donna :
Wishing you comfort in your loss. We were across-the-street neighbors years ago on Heather Court. He will be missed.
Bob & Maryann Henkle


December 2, 2012

I am sorry for the loss of your father. It's always hard to lose a are in my thoughts and prayers....Mary Crabtree

Judy (Hopkins) Forston

December 2, 2012

So sorry for your loss. I'll always think of your family as an extension of mine. Love you all, Judy

Evie Guetling

December 2, 2012

Donna Deepest Sympathy for loss of husand, You were a Good Wife. Love Evie Guetling ( co-worker at Hallmark Store)

Vicki Hill

December 2, 2012

Aunt Donna so sad for your loss really, all of our loss of Phil I was always in awe of his greatness and how he made everyone else feel great about theirselves by just speaking to him.
Truly one of the greatest men I am proud to say I knew him.

William Berlin

December 1, 2012

Dear friends,
I am deeply saddened to learn of Phil's passing. I felt so fortunate to see him again a few years ago at the WHS alumni luncheons on two or three occasions. I have known Phil since he was in diapers toddling around the yard as I mowed and worked around the house when I was in high school. Beyond my own family, Leo was my best, my most respected friend, mentor, and inspiration, and I have always felt an abiding love and respect for all of you children. I regret that I never had the opportunity to meet and your daughters, Ms. Williams, but I shall continue to hope for that to happen. Please know that I am with you in your grief. To you Barry, Jill, Mike, and Richard, if you read this note, I hope you have some recollection of those wonderful, meaningful years, and that my admiration of, and pride in all of you has never faltered. I am most fortunate to have been a tiny part of your lives. May you all be blessed with peace and solace.
Bill Berlin