Phillip Leroy Koester “Uncle Phil”

February 13, 1948 - November 1, 2010
Phillip Leroy Koester “Uncle Phil”


Phillip Leroy Koester, “Uncle Phil”

Phillip Leroy Koester, “Uncle Phil”, of Winnabow, NC, died Monday, November 1, 2010, at Brunswick Cove Nursing Home, Winnabow, NC.

He was born in Indianapolis, IN, on February 13, 1948, the son of the late Glenn and Beulah (Buckner) Koester and was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Eugene Koester, and a sister, Phyllis Winkeler,

Phil enjoyed life, loved laughter and practical jokes, a very honest man who loved to make children laugh. Phil enjoyed the simple things in life and had the knack to make you aware of the value of life. He enjoyed food an had a passion for coconut pie.

Surviving are: two daughters, Pamela and Spring, a sister, Joyce Annie Spencer and husband Alfred of Leland, NC, and a brother-in-law, Arthur H. Winkeler of Leland, NC, and several nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 26, 2010, with a visitation from 3-4 pm and a memorial service at 4 pm, at Village Road Memorial Chapel, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC.

A service of Village Road Memorial Chapel, Leland, NC.


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  • November 08, 2010
    Mark Connette says:
    Goodbye Uncle Phil. We miss you, but now you are in God's graces with your sister and brother, and of course your mother. love Mark , Julia and the girls.k

  • November 08, 2010
    Cheri McGrath says:
    Rest in peace Uncle Phil...we will miss you! Give Mom our love and a kiss from us! Love you Always, Cheri

  • November 09, 2010
    Michele Klawitter says:
    You will be missed Uncle Phil.

  • November 09, 2010
    Jason Klawitter says:
    uncle Phil, You will be missed and always remembered!I am glad I got to see you recently!Godspeed !

  • November 22, 2010
    D Connette says:
    Out of all my aunts and uncles Uncle Phil will always have a special place in my heart.oh boy did he like the band "Rush" especially 2112 we we"d put that tape in his 74 Ford LTD and we would both sing until our voices were sore. He will be dearly missed. Goodbye Uncle Phil, it's been one hell of a ride if you know what I mean. With a tear in my eye, Your Favorite nephew, Darryl Glenn Connette