Phillip Sherden Whitlow, 72, of Edinburg, IL died at 8:38 pm Monday, March 2, 2015 at his residence.

He was born January 16, 1943 in Bulpitt, IL the son of Cecil G. and Susie K. Connerly Whitlow. He was preceded in death by his parents and Brother Gary C. Whitlow. On June 26, 1965 he married Nancy C. Norred at the First Baptist Church in Taylorville. Mr. Whitlow worked at Peabody Mine #10 and retired from Bunn Corporation in August 2010. Phillip was a two year survivor of brain and lung cancer. He enjoyed his time camping and boating with family on Lake Taylorville. He also enjoyed his Koi pond, drinking coffee and endless hours of watching Fox News.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy C. Whitlow of Edinburg, Daughters: Kathryn J. Collingwood (Doug) ofEdinburg, Jonna K. Whitlow of Edinburg, and Son: Phillip T. Whitlow (Joyce) of Taylorville. Grandchild: Ryan D. Collingwood of Mt. Auburn; Canine Companion: Zoey “Baby” Whitlow; Brother: Ronald Whitlow (Marie) of Taylorville and Sister: Faye Clark (Charles) of Oak Lawn; 2 Step Granddaughters and 3 Step Great Grandchildren in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.

At Phillip’s request there will be no services at this time. The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date.

McClure Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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