Mr. Igou was such a pleasure to work for. I will always admire his approach to any situation that came about. His nickname for my dad and myself was Edderd. Anytime I had a problem I would go to him with it and he would say" Edderd what do you think we should do about this" and no matter what solution I came up with he always agreed to it. He would take care of it and it was a done deal. I have many fond memories of growing up around the Mills & Nebraska families. All the food fun and games at the summer picnics, Watching Bob Horne hitting softballs so far that they would go into the river and he would laugh every time someone was suckered into going in and getting them back. Playing the Games with Woody and Dori. M & N was never the same after Mr. Igou left but his impressions will always be with me, And I cant thank him enough for that. I am sorry that I just found out about his passing and my condolences are with the family.
Mr. Igou, as I knew him, was a very kind man who loved his family...and enjoyed "life". My father, Edwin Norris, worked with him at Mills & Nebraska for dozens of years. I loved their company picnics. While we competed in the burlap bag sack races and egg tosses, he would walk around making sure everyone was having a good time. And, I remember as a little girl visiting the lumberyard, playing in the dog houses and forts lined up along Mills. Mr. Igou never complained about us running around the property. I saw him several years ago at Helen Chase's memorial. He was the same kind, charming, engaging man as always.
Dear Ellen, Dori, and Steve, please accept my deepest sympathies. You were indeed fortunate in having such wonderful parents. Recall having many great times in your home--pillow "fights" with Sissy, et. al. Am still very sad that she is no longer with us... Your Father and Mother were always very kind to me over the years. Can still recall the "Indian Fighting" trick your Father taught me...Had the pleasure of playing Poker with your parents during a party hosted by Judy Draper in 2000. Your Dad was the "big winner!". God Bless all. Randy Moore, from Thailand
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Richard, Joie and Ginny Tolle
Our deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of such a wonderful man. He was loved and respected by so many (especially our dad and husband Jack Zimmer). He and Phil were the closest of friends. I know by now they are laughing and sharing old times! Our love and prayers are with you during this difficult time. The Zimmer Family
I will remember Phil as a true gracious Southern gentleman.
He was blessed with a long and fruitful life.
He was always surrounded by his wonderful and beautiful
family and friends.
With deep sympathy,
Sheila Du Bois
Phil was our father's (Dr. J.Z. Schmidt - "Archie") childhood friend in Kissimmee. Many great stories about their hijinks.
Linda, Sharon, Sally & Gary Schmidt
I had the honor of knowing Phil through his son in law Ed Dubois. Phil was a great person who left all of us better for having known him.
Mr. Igou I remember growing up with! He only lived just a block over behind where I grew up in Orlando. His son Woody was one of my best friends since I was a small child and his sister Dori also! He was a very fine man amd always had time for all the kids in the neighborhood. He and his wife Nell always made room for all of us kids in his back-yard even when Woody and I cut down all thei Banana Trees after seeing the "Davey Tree Men" at work. A few years later his back yard was gone in favor of a very large Swimming Pool which "all of us kids" enjoyed very much also!!! I went to church with his family and Woody at St. Michaels when I was younger and still remember Woody and I's first communion together! Father Day was very kind to us there. Mr. Igou was a very fine man and was well respected by all! I will miss him as a friend and a role model, Thank you Mr.Igou!
How fortunate you were to have loved and been loved by this very charming person.
Big Daddy was such a wonderful grandfather and great grandfather. I remember his hospitality when we stayed with him in 2003. Christy, Joe, Carolyn, Jim, Adair and I all stayed at his house when we took Adair to Disney for the first time. He will be missed. Krista and Jim Bannister, Greenville SC
There are so many words to describe what a joy it was to know "Big Daddy" Igou, but not enough space to say them all. He was so caring, gentle, kind, and a true gentleman. He did lead a full and rich life. Please know that I am sorry for your loss and am thinking about the whole family during this difficult time.
Warm Summer Sun
Warm summer sun,
Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
Good night, good night.
By Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)The Poetry Foundation