Phil Slightom, 84, of DeWitt, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 at his home. A Funeral Service will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Runge Mortuary, with a visitation from 10 a.m. until service time. The family requests that masks be worn and social distancing guidelines followed. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity. Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.rungemortuary.com.
Phil was born in Medora, Illinois, on Aug. 8, 1936, the son of Charles and Gwen (Stice) Slightom. He married Vickie McGoldrick on March 23, 1988.
Phil is survived by his wife, Vickie; daughters, Julie Grubbs, Patty (Tom) Edwards, and Lee Anne Calderwood; son, Jim (Sherri) McGoldrick; brothers, Larry and Floyd Slightom; sister, Terri (Eddie) Cobb; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Phil was a cowboy at heart and he was an avid horse trader. He enjoyed traveling, trail riding and attending horse and tack sales with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-dad, Fred; son, Stephen; sister, Sharon; and both sets of grandparents.