Phil attended elementary school in Johnson County until the 8th grade. He moved to Perry Township in 1959 where he attended Perry Central Junior High. After graduating in 1964, from Southport, Phil attended Indiana University for one year. He spent the next three years in the U.S. Army serving a year in Vietnam. When he returned from the service, h met and married Cynthia Morse, also a 1964 Southport Grad. Phil and Cynthia have two children and two grandsons.
PhilI went back to IU Extension to finish a degree in Business while working at Eli Lilly in Product Research and Development. He spent 39 years at Lilly retiring in 2008. He has been a member of Greenwood Sertoma for 23 years and has served every position in the Club except Treasurer. Greenwood Sertoma is responsible for the fund raising event called “WAMMFest”, held at Greenwood’s Craig Park. In retirement, Phil volunteers at Second Helpings cooking every Tuesday morning. Second Helpings is a non-profit organization that re-purposes food and trains people to become culinary workers. Phil is also a volunteer at the Johnson County Community Foundation and Indiana Landmarks.