McNickle, Philip 'Papa' R.
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62, of Mesa, AZ passed away after a two year battle with lung cancer in his home on October 5, 2012. Phil was born in Muncie IN on April 28 1950 to Ray and Phyllis McNickle. Phil attended Yorktown HS and was a Vietnam Vet. Phil worked at Indiana & Michighan Electric Company for eight years. He left Muncie in 1984, with his family to work at Salt River Project in Mesa AZ as a Journeyman Lineman where he worked for 27 years. Phil was a proud member of several IBEW locals. Phil is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Jewell McNickle; four sons, Sean Kincaid, Bryan Jarvis, Jared McNickle, Aaron McNickle; one daughter, Kara Mauldin; four grandsons, Brandon McNickle, Dylan Jarvis, Jason Seldon, Jaekob McNickle; one special granddaughter, Lauren Parrott; two sisters, Merry Wilson and Tammy McCord; both of Muncie, IN. Both of his parents preceded him in death. No services. Philip donated his body to Medical Science. He will be forever in our hearts. LOVE YOU PAPA!
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Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 9, 2012