Phillip W. Irby

March 5, 1935October 18, 2013

Phillip W. Irby, 78, of Kokomo, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 18, 2013. Phillip was born on March 5, 1935, in Kokomo.

Phillip graduated from Kokomo High School & Purdue University. He was an Electrical Engineer at Delco Electronics, and retired from Delco in 1996. He served in the United States Army.

Phillip is survived by his four daughters, Susan (Robert) Burris of Indianapolis, Diane (Toby) Middlesworth of Marion, Janet (Terry) Gotshall of Kokomo and Deborah (Robert) Cannedy of Rochester; eight grandchildren; sister, Barbara Weber of Crawfordsville; and the mother of his children, Sharon Irby.

Phillip was preceded in death by his parents, George and Arlena Irby.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home with Dana Biggs officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Phillip W. Irby

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Steve Keller

October 21, 2013

Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Phil several years ago when I started my career. And, I enjoy working with his daughter yet today. The family will be in my prayers.