The Rev. Allen Phillips, 75, of Sellersburg, Indiana and formerly of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at the Sellersburg Health Care in Sellersburg.
He was born on Jan. 18, 1947, in Huntingburg, Indiana, to Leland R. and LuEllen Woolsey Phillips. He was a 1965 graduate of Lynnville High School and graduated from Oakland City College in 1969. He graduated from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, in 1973 and was ordained as a United Methodist pastor at the Indiana University Auditorium in 1974. He loved serving as a pastor over a 44-year career in the ministry. He served as a student pastor in 1967 at White River Chapel in Columbia, at United Church of Christ in 1970, and Bath and Springfield in 1972. After his time as a student pastor, he went on to pastor several churches in Indiana including Mt. Comfort in 1974, Jeffersonville Park Place in 1982, Indianapolis North United Methodist Church as associate pastor in 1983, Covington United Methodist Church in 1986-1999, North United Methodist Church in Madison in 1999, Old Capitol United Methodist Church in Corydon in 2002, Rushville St. Paul United Methodist Church in 2004, and Huntingburg United Methodist Church in 2007 until his retirement in 2011. He married Donna Hendricks Adams on Dec. 21, 1999, in Booneville, Indiana. He enjoyed his camera and photography, especially taking photos of his family, flowers, hummingbirds and animals at the zoo. He loved to travel, particularly to Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, Smoky Mountains and Cades Cove, all in Tennessee, where he took thousands of photographs.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years of Sellersburg; his son, Rodney Allen Phillips; his daughter, Lorinda Senften; his stepson, Troy Adams of Madison, Indiana; his sister, Judy Kinney of Booneville; and five grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Jerel Phillips, in 1971; and a nephew, several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, at the North United Methodist Church in Madison. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Visitation is 2 p.m. until the time of services Sunday at the church. Arrangements entrusted to Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North United Methodist Church through the funeral home and at the church. Online condolences and memorials, www.morgan-nay.com.