Phillip A. Hawley, Sr., 70, died unexpectedly Sunday, December 18, 2011.
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He was born in Winchester and taught school, including drivers' training, at Winchester Community High School for 44 years, as well as two years in Marion.
What can anyone say about this man but that he tried to take care of everybody - his students, his family, his co-workers, his tenants and sometimes complete strangers - until his huge heart just finally quit?
Phil was a member and past president of Randolph Central Teachers' Organization, Indiana State Teachers' Association, National Education Association, and the Masons.
He truly loved teaching and his students. He was a good man and will be missed by many who loved and respected him.
Survivors include his wife, Sonda; his son, Phillip, Jr., and daughter-in-law Jessica; his sister, Mary Margaret Retter; his brother, Bud and his wife Linda; his brother, John and his wife Fran; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, including most all the Hawleys and McCoys in town.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Florence Hawley; his brother, Skip; and his sister, Virginia Lee Hawley.
Funeral services are 3 p.m. Thursday at the Winchester Fieldhouse.
Calling hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Winchester Fieldhouse. Walker Funeral Home, Winchester, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.walkerswinchester.com.
Send flowers if you feel you must or memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship fund set up in his name at Old National Bank, Winchester.
Published in The Default Newspaper on Dec. 20, 2011