Luther D. Phillips

April 15, 1949-Nov. 8, 2022


Luther D. Phillips, 73, Attica, passed away at 6:59 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at Ascension St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital.

Luther was born April 15, 1949, at Somerset, Kentucky, the son of the late Rev. Cage Esker and Ollie Ethel (Whitehead) Phillips. Luther was raised and educated in Somerset and spent the last 50 years in Attica.

Luther farmed in Shawnee Township most of his life. Luther and wife JoAnn had owned and operated the Spartan Inn Restaurant in Wingate for several years.

He was a member of the Old Fashioned Baptist Church in Independence. He enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of the New Richmond Lodge 604 F.&A.M. and member of the Eagles Lodge 2596 of Attica and had served as president for several terms.

Luther first married Elvie Tucker on May 22, 1965, at Monticello, Kentucky. He later married JoAnn Rush on April 23, 1988, at Attica. JoAnn preceded him in death March 21, 2017.

Luther leaves behind three children, Penny (Kenny) Krout, Covington, Timothy (Angela) Phillips, Lafayette, and Marla (Jack) Tanner Jr., Marshfield; three step-children, Pamela (Les) Scheffer, Lafayette, Kim Clark, Lafayette, and Kathy (Justin) Cline, Oakwood, Illinois; eight grandchildren: 33 great-grandchildren: a great-great-granddaughter; 11 step-grandchildren; and 19 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by daughter Patty Phillips Carter; step-son Richie Vallengeon; granddaughter, Allyson Krout Jordan; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Junior Phillips, Ervin Phillips, Gilbert Phillips and Gillard Phillips; four sisters, Flonnie New, Rosie Phillips, Ethel Phillips and Yvonne Davis.

The family would like to extend a special “thank-you” to Dr. Tahir Hafeez and staff of the Veedersburg South Clinic for their kind and loving care to our father.

Friends may call from noon Saturday, Nov. 12 until the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Maus Funeral Home, Attica. Brother Joel Whitehead will officiate. Burial will follow in the Old Baptist Cemetery, west of Newtown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Attica Community Foundation or the Paws ‘n Claws Animal Shelter.

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