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Phillip "Phil" Igou


1919 - 2014 | Notice Condolences
Phillip "Phil" Igou Notice
Igou, Phillip PhilPhillip N. Igou Phil Igou led a life rich in family, friends, community and laughter before passing away May 29 at home. Born in Kansas City, MO July 8, 1919, he was raised in Kissimmee and attended high school at The Bolles Military Academy and the University of Florida. At UF he was a member of the ATO fraternity and captain of the UF boxing team. In 1941 he joined the USAF and completed pilot training in Columbus, Mississippi in 1942 where he met his future wife, Nell Ferris Wood. They married before he went into active service in the Asiatic Pacific Theater air offensive as a B29 pilot and Major. Phil returned to Central Florida to join his family business, Mills & Nebraska Lumber Company, and raise his family. He led a life of integrity and service to his family, employees and the community. Phil served as chair for the Selective Service Board, Optimist Club, Kiwanis Club, United Appeal (United Way), Orlando Chamber, Central Florida Fair and local and state Lumber Dealers associations. He founded Little League in Central Florida and served as first president. He was a founder and first Vestry Chair of St. Michaels Episcopal Church and served on the boards of the YMCA and Orlando Bank & Trust. A lifetime of playing tennis, Phil won the regional Over 85 tennis championship at 86. After his wife Nell died in 2006, he married Lucy R. McLeod and died peacefully in her loving arms. Phil was preceded in death by his first wife Nell W. Igou, his son Phillip "Buzzy" N. Igou, Jr., his daughter Carolyn "Sissy" DuBois, his wife Nell W. Igou. He is survived by his wife Lucy Igou, daughter Ellen Hamilton, son Steven "Woody" Igou, daughter Doris "Dori" Madison, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 7 at 10:30 at St. Michaels Episcopal Church, 2499 N. Westmoreland Drive, Orlando 32804. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his name to St. Michael's Church and comments made to the family guestbook at www.baldwinfairchild.com


Published in the Orlando Sentinel on June 3, 2014
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