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Mr. Phil Kees (Deceased)




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Phil A. Kees – Obituary

LAFAYETTE – A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, June 11th at 10am at St. Edmond’s Catholic Church for God’s humble servant, Phil A. Kees, born December 20, 1930, to James Lafayette Kees and Ida Marie Jewell Kees, and went peacefully with our Lord Jesus Christ as of Saturday, June 7th. Celebrants will be Reverend Hampton Davis, Reverend Gilbert Dutel (Father Gil), and Reverend William Rogalla (Father Bill).

Growing up in Pineville, La., he loved fishing, playing baseball, and spending time at his grandparents’ farm. He attended SLI (now ULL), playing baseball there; left to join the military, serving in the army during the Korean War; and then graduated afterwards from SLI in geology. At SLI, he met the love of his life and married Pris Brown, of Eunice, in 1956, and settled in Lafayette. He worked and retired as a supervisor for the Social Security Administration. Starting the SLYSI youth sports organization in Lafayette, he became their first president. He also coached little league baseball for 15 years. The past 15 years, he has served as an usher for St. Edmond’s Church in Lafayette. He loved baseball, fishing, golf, old jazz music, and working in his garden and yard. He was a wise and humble man and loved the Lord, his wife, family, and his country.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, James Lynn Kees. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Pris Brown Kees, five children: Charles Kees, David Kees, Bill Kees, Angi Kees Davis (husband, Hammy Davis), and Kathy Kees Padgett (husband, Leland Padgett), eleven grandchildren: Bayson Kees; Hampton, Abigail, Gracie, Amelia, and Philip Davis; and Linzay, Hannah, Gabe, Kalli, and Nick Padgett; and one great grandchild: Grayson Kees.

We would like to thank family and friends, and doctors and nurses from Lourdes Oncology Center, Home Health Services, and Paramount Hospice for their kindness and care.

In lieu of flowers please donate to his favorites: Doctors With out Borders, Wounded Warriors, and/or St. Jude’s Hospital, or any other charitable organization of your choice.

Published in the The Advertiser from June 9 to June 11, 2014