Phillip Mitchell Scarlett (64)

Grayville, Illinois
Birth: March 22, 1956
Death: September 19, 2020

Phillip Mitchell Scarlett, 64, of Grayville, Illinois, died Saturday, September 19, 2020, at his home. He was born March 22, 1956, in Carmi, Illinois, the son of Gene and Ferris (Kornegger) Scarlett.

Phillip retired from AMAX Coal Company in Keensburg, Illinois, and Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Princeton, Indiana. His most recent employment was as custodian at Wells Elementary School in Grayville. The most fulfilling job he ever had was at the school because of his interactions with the schoolchildren. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. He enjoyed fishing, bird hunting, playing ping pong, pool, anything having to do with softball, and paddling his kayak. But his greatest joy came from being with his granddaughters.

Survivors include his parents, Gene and Ferris Scarlett of Crossville, Illinois; son Cameron (Jessica) Scarlett of Washington, Indiana; daughter Celeste (Greg) O’Neal of Grayville; brothers David Scarlett of Crossville, Brent Scarlett of Cincinnati, Ohio, Andy Scarlett of Crossville; grandchildren Graecelyn O’Neal, Remington O’Neal, McKinley Scarlett, and Kyndall Jewel Wagner.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Chester (Lora) Scarlett, and Bernice Kornegger.

Visitation is 5-8 pm, Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Funeral is 11 am, Thursday, September 24, 2020, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.

Memorials may be made to the Wells Elementary Scarlett Student Care Fund and will be accepted at Firstbank of Grayville, 102 South Court Street, Grayville, Illinois 62844, or at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville, or by mail at Cook Funeral Chapel, 101 Edgewood Lane, Carmi, Illinois 62821.

Visitation: Cook Funeral Chapel, Grayville, Illinois -Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 5-8 pm
Service: Cook Funeral Chapel, Grayville, Illinois - Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 11 am
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Grayville, Illinois
Memorials: Wells Elementary Scarlett Student Care Fund, c/o Firstbank of Grayville, 102 South Court Street, Grayville, Illinois 62844, or Cook Funeral Chapel, 101 Edgewood Lane, Carmi, Illinois 62821

9 thoughts on “Phillip Mitchell Scarlett”

  1. Iw was terribly saddened when I received this news about my friend “Phil Dog”. That was his nickname at the mine. I first met Phil in 1974 when I moved to Mt Carmel from Indiana after high school, we have been good friends ever since. My last job at the mine was working on the belt crew as a two man team with Phil. I just talked with him on the phone this summer about trying to get together and decided to wait until Covid died down. I wish we had gotten together again! I will miss my dear friend. I send my most dear condolences to the family. Sincerely, Willy Condol

    1. Julie Harvey-Irwin

      He was really looking forward to getting together with you and spoke highly of you, Willy. Wished we would have had the opportunity to meet and for you two to catch up.
      He is truly missed.

  2. Colleen Hillyard Taylor

    So sad about Phil’s passing. He was a great guy who will be missed by many. I will always have fond memories of how much fun he was to be around. Phil could put a smile on my face and make me laugh with his antics.
    RIP Sweet Phil…

  3. My condolences to Gene, Ferris and the Scarlett family. Phil will be missed by many of his friends that he developed great relationships over his life. I’ll especially miss catching up at alumni banquet.

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