James Phillip Montgomery
July 15, 1946 – January 5, 2019
James Phillip Montgomery, age 72, passed away in his home on January 5, 2019. Phil was born on July 15, 1946 in Kokomo, Indiana to the late James and Mary Jo (Pickering) Montgomery. After graduating from Kokomo High School, Phil received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University. He went on to earn his Doctor of Optometry from the IU school of Optometry and had his own practice in Kokomo for 38 years. He loved his work and creating so many great relationships/friendships with his patients over the years. Phil was a proud father and grandfather. He also had an amazing green thumb and when he wasn’t spending time in his garden, he enjoyed reading, golf and playing cards. He was also skilled at playing both the piano and the guitar. Phil is survived by his sons, Andrew (Lacey) Montgomery, and Scott Montgomery; sister, Shirley Olson; and grandchildren, Ella Kate Montgomery, Joshua Montgomery, Chase Montgomery, and Mason Montgomery-Lee. There will be a visitation for Phil held at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 15th from 4-5:30 p.m, followed by a memorial service.
- Visitation Tuesday, January 15, 2019
- Memorial Service Tuesday, January 15, 2019
James Phillip Montgomery
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January 15, 2019
I always said Phil was one of the funniest people I had ever met. He had a great sense of humor and made me laugh every time we were together. He was my eye doctor and to this day was the only one that got my prescription perfect even though his office was always a mess. I always gave him a hard time about that. I’m really sad I lost contact with him the last 10 years or so. He was a special person. Looking forward to celebrating him today
Cheryl Embling (Warnock)
January 9, 2019
Phil Montgomery was an awesome friend and his encouragement was always appreciated. He was an exceptional Dr. helping correct eye vision that other Drs. could not.
Rest In Peace dear friend. You were loved.
January 8, 2019
I always enjoyed my mom, Shirley, and her brother Phil laughing together. Phil had a great laugh as my mom does. I also have good memories as a kid at Uncle Phil's for Thanksgiving. Phil always liked to ask you questions about yourself or just about life or about a book. I know my mom would feel sad that you are gone if she understood and wasn't in a home with dementia. And thank you, Uncle Phil, for the many years of free eye exams! Rest In Peace.