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Dr. John Phillip "Phil" Posey, 81, of Floyds Knobs, Indiana passed away due to Alzheimer's Disease on August 12, 2017. Phil was the definition of a "southern gentleman" and a graduate of the University of Georgia. He was a passionate professor of History who taught at Southern Mississippi University, Virginia Tech and retired from St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana. In the 1960's, Phil was a dedicated advocate for the civil rights movement in the south. He was an avid gardener and a member of Central Christian Church in New Albany.
Phil was born on December 4, 1935 to the late James Herbert and Marie (Holloman) Posey. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Harold and Dennis Posey.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon (Anshutz) Posey; daughters, Laurel Williamson (Mark), Heather Timberlake (Larry); stepdaughter, Laura Lyons (Brian); stepson, Glenn Bridgewater (Jill); grandchildren, Molly Adewakum, Lucas Owen, Derek Hershman and Alexis Gounaris; step-grandchildren, Brandon Lyons, Damon Lyons, Kara Bridgewater; three great-grandchildren; two nieces; and two nephews.
His Memorial Service will be held Friday, August 25, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Central Christian Church (1315 E. Spring St, New Albany, IN). Cremation was chosen following Phil's wishes.
Memorial contributions in Phil's name can be made to Central Christian Church or Hosparus of Southern Indiana (502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany, IN 47150). To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com.
Published on August 15, 2017
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