He is survived by his wife, Thelma Hamilton, Kokomo; three sons, Jim, Scot (Pamela) Hamilton, Kokomo, and Edd (Tonia) Hamilton, Golden, Colo.; one daughter, Lucinda (Scott) Fenske, River Hills, Wis.; grandchildren, Susan (Matt) Ricci, West Lafayette, Erica and Heidi Fenske, River Hills, Wis., Sarah and Nathan Philip Hamilton, Golden, Colo., and Amelia Hamilton, Kokomo; and two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Eloise Ricci, West Lafayette.
Phil was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Carl Hamilton, who was also a librarian.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Congregational Christian Church, 505 W. Mulberry St., with Pastors Jon Tice and Morgan Young officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Point Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory Lincoln Road Chapel, 1315 W. Lincoln Road.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Kokomo Humane Society, First Congregational Christian Church Elevator Fund, or the Kokomo YMCA Building Fund. Messages of condolence may be left at www.shirleyandstout.com.