Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

December 4, 2012

Lawrence ‘Larry’ R. Phillips

Jan. 8, 1934 - Dec. 1, 2012


— Lawrence “Larry” R. Phillips, 78, late of Mooresville and formerly of Kokomo, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in his home.

He was born on Jan. 8, 1934, to the late Glen Robert and Martha I (Smith) Phillips in Kokomo and later graduated from Kokomo High School.

Larry married his first wife, Marjorie J. Hale, on July 31, 1955, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 16, 1986.

Larry worked for 31 years at Delco Electronics as a warehouse controller, and he retired in 1983. He enjoyed using his hands and often had a woodworking project going. Larry also enjoyed “N”-scale model railroading and would spend long periods of time constructing a layout for himself and the grandchildren to enjoy for a few weeks before disassembling it and starting all over. On June 10, 1995, Larry took Susan E. Lybrook to be his wife, and she survives.

Also surviving is a son, Rick (Sheryl) Phillips, Noblesville; stepsons, Tim (Cathie) Lybrook, Bloomington, and David (Ann) Lybrook, Cicero; a stepdaughter, Dr. Polly Lybrook, Bloomington; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving is Larry’s brother, Mike Phillips, Nashville.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Marjorie.

There will be a funeral service held for Larry at 1 p.m. at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo, with Pastor Kenneth Spangler officiating. Following the funeral service, they will be taking Larry to his final resting place in Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery, Kokomo. All of Larry’s friends and family are welcome to join for a time of visitation on Friday from 11 a.m.. until the time of the service, also at the mortuary. Contributions can be made in Larry’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. You are invited to read Larry’s obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, share a personal message, or order flowers for the family. Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo, assisted the family with arrangements.