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Kurtis Matthew Phillips

Friday, November 23, 2012

Kurtis Matthew Phillips, 16, Reelsville, died unexpectedly Nov. 22, 2012, at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis due to a sudden illness. He was born July 2, 1996, in Vigo County, the son of Daniel Curtis Phillips and Shirlie Barnett Phillips. He was currently attending Area 30 Career Center in Greencastle. He had attended the Victory Baptist Church and most recently had attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Brazil.

Kurtis was a special needs young man who made friends easily even though he was considered non-verbal. He was a happy, easy-to-please person. He loved basketball, baseball and the Colts football. He also collected Hot Wheels cars and enjoyed computer games. He enjoyed being outside and time spent with family and friends. He loved the family dog, "Peaches."

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Charles "Pat" Barnett and John Phillips and one aunt Nancy Lawson.

Survivors include his parents Dan and Shirlie Phillips, Reelsville, one sister Jessica Phillips, Terre Haute, one brother Mitchel Phillips, Reelsville, uncles and aunts Rick and Brenda Barnett, and Dennis and Deanne Barnett, Brazil, many cousins, grandmothers Virginia Barnett, Brazil, and Ellen Phillips, Ohio.

Services will take place Tuesday at 11 a.m., at French Funeral Home with Pastor Jason Selby officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7 p.m., at the funeral home and again Tuesday prior to services. Light a candle in his memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.