November 6, 1945 - April 18, 2016
Phillip Knull, 70, of Rosewood, Ohio passed away April 18, 2016. Phil was gently carried into God’s Kingdom and now sees his Savior face to face.
Beloved husband, father and grandfather, loved by many and respected by all, Phil was known for his exceptional work ethic, his commitment to helping others and his passionate love for his friends and especially his family.
Phil was a man of extraordinary integrity with the heart of a servant who found some of his greatest joy in teaching kids at Sunday school or pitching in when someone needed a helping hand.
Phil was a real man in every sense of the word and had a gentle way of living that drew others to him and will be desperately missed.
Phil’s dying wish was that his life and death would point others to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Phil is survived by his loving wife Marilyn “Mitzi” (Jordan) Knull; his children, Brad Phillip (Cynthia) Knull of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Mindy Kay Knull (Derek) Kane of Marysville, Ohio, his four grandchildren, Violet, Carson, Dalton and Paisley; and his sister, Carol Nolte (Knull) of Urbana.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Raymond (Debi) Knull and his sister, Patricia Ann (Gerald) Holland.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-8 PM Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Grace Chapel Church, 500 Linden Street, West Liberty, Ohio 43357.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Friday, April 22, 2016 at the church with Pastor Jeff Mixon and Pastor Mike Eckstein officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana.
In lieu of flowers contributions are respectfully requested to: Grace Chapel Church, 500 Linden Street, West Liberty, Ohio, 43357, or, Hospice of the Miami Valley, 46, N. Detroit St. Suite B, Xenia, Ohio, 45385, or, Cancer Association of Champaign County, PO Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio 43078.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
We were greatly saddened to hear about Phil’s passing, and we offer you our sincerest condolences. Phil and I enjoyed many good times at family visits so many decades ago. Having lived so far from Urbana for all these years did not diminish the warm personal regard for him.
With all our love,
Dick & Judy Starr
We send our heartfelt love and condolences to the entire Knull family as we remember this wonderful man of God. Another soldier for Jesus is coming home. May the peace and love of God surround you during this time of grief.
His light will live on to those his life touched,
Kathleen and Phil Cooke
I was so sorry to read of Phil”s passing. It”s strange, but he has been in my thoughts a lot these past few months. I guess I now know why. It”s hard to believe that we worked together for forty years. I will treasure those memories always. Just know that you are all in my prayers.
We are so sorry to hear about Phil. We were friends through our high school years. Condolences to his family and sister.
Sharon & Keith
I so sorry for your lost Phil was a super man and a great friend and neighbor my thoughts and prayers are with you all Tim Scott Charleston Arkansas son of the late Carleton and Esther Scott
So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers are being sent for the family.
Dear Mitzi, words cannot express The great sorrow we have over your loss and our loss of Phil. Our boys loved phill so much and They so much enjoyed learning from him and sitting under his teaching. He was such a wonderful man and I know he was a wonderful husband and father. As much as we miss him and as much as you miss him now I’m so thankful we have the hope in Christ that we will see him again and that he is in perfect peace and seen his Savior face-to-face. We love you Mitzi, the Heater family
Our hearts ache at the loss of Phil. Can’t really find the words to express our sadness. Phil lived his life as a testament to his faith, what more could a person do. He truly was a loving, giving person, and he will truly be missed by those who knew him. Love, and prayers to all the family. God grant you peace