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Philip Kilmer, 64, Goshen, passed away Wednesday, March 22, at Tidewell Hospice House in Bradenton, Florida.
He was born Feb. 19, 1953 in Goshen, to Sanford and Clara Kilmer.
Survivors include his mother, Clara Kilmer, Goshen; two sons, Phillip Justin (Julie) Kilmer, Goshen, and Benjamin Kilmer, Los Angeles, California; two grandchildren, Sofia and Deacon; a brother, Tim (Vanessa) Kilmer, Goshen; a sister, Melody (Robert) Woodard, Fruitland Park, Florida; and girlfriend, Liz Silcox.
He was preceded in death by his father; a granddaughter, Ava Grace Kilmer; and a sister, Jo Ella Troutman.
A graduate of Bethany Christian High School, Phil loved music. He played in a couple of bands, including Santa Fe Trail Band and with the music ministry group at Community Church of Waterford. In addition to music, Phil loved his sons, grandchildren and family.
Phil worked as a salesman for Spartan Food for about 35 years and as an assistant manager at Hardings Grocery Store.
Friends may call Thursday, March 30, from 3 until the 4 p.m. Celebration of Life service at Community Church of Waterford. The Rev. Chris Russell will officiate.
A private graveside service will take place at Violett Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the church.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 26, 2017
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