Champaign – Phillip Chenowith Holdcroft, 91, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno, IL. He was born on July 23, 1928 in Edinburgh, IN to Mont and Edith (Legan) Holdcroft. Phil married C. Lanette Moody in 1997 in Champaign, IL.
Phil is survived by his wife and children Wayne (Carol) Holdcroft, Carla (Scott) Slezak, and Sharon Holdcroft. He was preceded in death by his parents and his 9 siblings Thelma, Marcia, Alice, Ruby, Dorcas, Gladys, and Betty, Russel, and Ralph.
Phil served in the United States Army during the Korean War as a medic from 1950-1952. He attended Trafalger High School and Butler University. He worked for 25 years at Kiefer-Stewart Company and 17 years at the University of Illinois. Phil started collecting and repairing clocks in high school and went to Parkland College to earn his certification in clock repair. He was a charter member and helped to build the First Christian Church on John Street in Champaign. There he served as a deacon for 4 years, an elder for 4 years, chairman for 1 year, and Sunday School teacher for 5 years. Phil then went on to enjoy three trips to Israel. He was a 32nd Degree Mason.
Please join Phil’s family for a committal service with military rites held in his honor at 12pm on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the pavilion at Danville National Cemetery in Danville, IL. Services are being handled by Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Champaign, Illinois 710 N Neil St. Champaign, Illinois 61820. Please join his family in sharing memories, photos, and videos on his tribute wall at sunsetfuneralhome.com.
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