Phillip Gale Isom

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Phillip Gale Isom passed away on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at
the age of 70. He died at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on April 8, 1948, to Cecil and Mary Ann (Webster) Isom, and was the youngest of four children. Phil
graduated from Pendleton High School and subsequently
obtained a Fire Science Degree from Indiana University. After
retiring from the Anderson Fire Department, he served as the
Deputy Indiana State Fire Marshal. He then worked for the
Indiana Reformatory, ATA Airlines, and the Indianapolis Zoo. A longtime Freemason, Phil was a member of the Madison Lodge 44 and was also a member of the Madison County Planning Commission.
Phil is survived by his wife of 41 years, Donna (Watkins) Isom; three children, Adrienne (Cameron) Isom Malin, Phillip (Sarah Stalnaker) Isom, and Elizabeth (Steve) Petkovich; grandchildren, Hudson, Harper, and Nick; and granddogs, Baxter and Fergus.
He is also survived by siblings, Saundra Shultz, Richard (Karen) Isom, and John (Pam) Isom; numerous nieces and nephews; and friends who became family. Despite his gruff exterior, Phil was a kindhearted man. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and helping others.
Calling hours will be Thursday, Dec. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Loose Funeral Home and a funeral to follow at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Fire Rescue House of Madison County, firerescuehouse.org.
www.loosecares.com.
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