Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Phillip Edward Elliott, 90, Taylor County, KY (1932-2023)

Phillip Edward Elliott, 90, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, was born March 31st, 1932, in Anthony, Kansas, to the late Louis C. Elliott and Etta M. Stites Elliott, and departed this life on Wednesday, February 1st, 2023, in Campbellsville, Kentucky.

He was a very talented person. He was a good carpenter and worked with woods making furniture and model trucks. He loved to hang out at Druthers' talking to all his friends. His main job was being an "extraordinary grandpa." He and his wife, Joan, moved to Campbellsville in 1998.

Phillip married the love of his life, Bethel Joan Dietz, on February 23rd, 1963, in Tucson, Arizona. She preceded him in death on January 4th, 2011. He professed his faith in Christ at an early age. He completed his education in Anthony, Kansas. Phillip served in the United States Army from 1953-1957, and then transferred to the Air Force and served from 1957-1977, as an electrical mechanic and missile trainer technician and then retired from the military. After retiring from the military, he worked as a maintenance technician for Anthony, Kansas.

He is survived by:

One daughter: Terra Lackey of Campbellsville.

Two grandchildren: Stacey Florence and her husband, Joey, and Dylan Lackey and his wife, Susan, all of Campbellsville.

Nine great-grandchildren: Morgan Jewell-Austin and her husband, Taylor; Megan Jewell-Johns; Bryce Jewell and his wife, Cierria; Paisley Florence; Haley Lackey-Taylor and her husband, Coby; Kaitlyn Lackey; Jackson Lackey; Austin Herron; and Ali Herron, all of Campbellsville.

Seven great-great grandchildren.

Several nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and friends.

Besides his parents and wife, Phillip is preceded in death by one brother and two sisters: Charles Elliott, Norma Jean McKisseck, and Kathryn Herschberger.

He was also preceded in death by two sons-n-law: John M. Lackey and J. Craig Higgins.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 3, 2023, at 12:30pmET at Auberry Funeral Home in downtown Campbellsville. Burial will follow at Lebanon National Cemetery in Lebanon, Kentucky, with full military honors.

Expressions of sympathy make take the form of donations to Disabled American Veterans and can be made at the funeral home.

This story was posted on 2023-02-03 11:52:08
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

G & G Monuments
Todd and Mandi Green and Jared Conover
1670 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. email:, 270-634-0359
First Quality Marble and Granite

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
270-384-2145,, email

Phillip Elliott, 90, Campbellsville, KY

2023-02-03 .
Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.