Phillip Deer

Celebration of Life

12:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, November 30, 2019
French Lick Resort
8670 IN 56
French Lick, Indiana, United States

Obituary of Phillip A. Deer

Phillip Deer of Springville, IN passed away November 12 surrounded by family and friends.  Born Nov. 1st 1946 in Indianapolis, IN.  He was the son of Kenneth and Lucille (Hoeping) Deer who preceded him in death. 

He married Linda Henderson on Sept 1, 1967 and she preceded him in death in 2003.  Phillip married Debi Teems on July 10, 2004 and she survives.

He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Myers of Springville.  Jaimee Deer-Strunk and husband Alvin Strunk of Bedford.  Grandchildren, Caitlin Brinkman (Andrew) of Terre Haute, Kelsey Colson (Jeff) of Williams, Daniel Strunk, and Jordan Strunk of Bedford.  One great grandson, Rowen Brinkman and another expected to arrive in May 2020.  Nine brothers and sisters, Steve (MaryAnne) Deer, Kathy (Jerry) Kiefer, Theresa (Don) Armborst, Anita Deer, Tom (Pat) Deer, Becky Martin, Kenny (Terry) Deer, , Mary (Doug) Schubert, and a close cousin Judy Hoeping.  In addition to 9 brothers and sisters, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins also survive.  He was preceded in death by a brother in infancy and a nephew, Brian Kiefer. 

He retired from the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 136 after more than 40 years of plumbing.  His hobbies included spending time with family, attending activities for his grandchildren and family and friends, and visiting the various casinos within Indiana and throughout the United States.  He was a big man with an even bigger heart.  He was hard working, kind hearted, selfless, giving, trustworthy, and always willing to lend a hand.  He is deeply loved and will be deeply missed.  In lieu of flowers, consider donations to the Parkinson’s foundation, or the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, 219 Sycamore Dr., Bedford, IN 47421 in Phil’s name.  Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life will be November 30, 2019 at French Lick Resort, Hoosier room B from Noon to 6pm.  Please come celebrate Phil’s life with us. Family and friends may express condolences at  

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