He was born July 18, 1942, in Sullivan, the son of Carl E. Phegley and Vera Lucille Cox Phegley. He graduated from Van Buren High School. In 1962, he joined the U.S. Marine Corp and served in Vietnam until 1966. On Jan. 7, 1967, he married Anna Babisz Phegley. They moved back to the Wabash Valley and began their family. Ed worked for over 30 years for Weston Paper later called International Paper. He later worked for Industrial Supply in Terre Haute. Ed was a member of the Seelyville Volunteer Fire Department, serving on the board of directors. He was also a member of Holy Rosary Church.
Ed was a family centered man and enjoyed being Papaw. His leisure time was spent fishing, hunting, watching IU Basketball, the Pacers and he was an avid collector.
Survivors include his wife Anna Phegley, Seelyville, four children Gregory Phegley and wife Michelle Nutter, Terre Haute, Glen Phegley and wife Carrieanne, Paris, Ill., Deborah Smith and husband John, Wylie, Texas, and Christopher Phegley and wife Samantha, Shelburn, Ind., five grandchildren, Abigail, Victoria, Caleb, Jacob and Ali, two brothers Carl Phegley and wife Phyllis, Terre Haute, and Keith Phegley, Carbon, six sisters Barbara Brown and husband George, Carbon, Sheila Maesch and husband Bobby, Carbon, Rachelle Phegley, Brazil, Bertha Batchelor and husband Reynolds, Brazil, Crystal Reid and Jim Moyer, Mansfield, and sister-in-law Vonna Phegley, Brazil, many nieces, nephews and a large extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Violet and Kenneth Anderson and Hester and Wayne Raab, and one brother Sam Phegley.
Services will be held Saturday, at 11 a.m., at French Funeral Home, with Father Harold Rightor officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8 p.m., and again on Saturday one-hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to the Hux Cancer Center.
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