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Phillip “Phil” Stanley Walpole
  • January 29, 1943
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  • July 04, 2022

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Phillip “Phil” Stanley Walpole, 79, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 4th, 2022, three and a half years after a stroke. A lifelong resident of central Ohio who lived in Granville, Croton and Johnstown, Phil had relocated in retirement to a farm in The Villages, Florida.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Albright, sons Charles “Chuck” and Matt (Melissa) Walpole, daughter Mary Hakam, grandchildren, Amanda Walpole, Thomas Walpole and Aisha Hakam, nieces and nephews Crystal (Alfred) Cleveland, Donald (Becky) Walpole, David (Laurie) Walpole, Stacy (David) Gilbert, great-nieces and nephews Jody (Tim) Cotsmire, Aaron (Sarah) Cleveland, Ryan Cleveland, Christopher Cleveland, Daniel (Rachel) Walpole, Alex Walpole, Savannah Walpole, Alexis Gilbert, Kyler Gilbert as well as great great-nieces and nephews, church family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Dorothy Walpole of Granville, Ohio, his brother Richard Walpole of Mt. Vernon, Ohio and his sister, Joyce Pierce of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Phil graduated from the Granville school district where he then went on to work for Western Electric until he entered military service. From 1964 to 1966​he was in the Eighth United States Army Support Command in Yongsan, Korea and after that, the Army Reserves through 1970.

Professionally, Phil was a respected accountant and financial manager for physician groups at Grant Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. He was a model of integrity and compassion to his colleagues and community, going out of his way to help family, friends and other hospital patients navigate their hospital experience and care. He was known for his collection of colorful, fun neckties – a subtle way to cheer kids and adults alike. After retirement, Phil volunteered as an accountant in the financial committee of Centenary United Methodist Church, Granville, Ohio, where he was a long-time member, and at the Licking County Humane Society.

Phil was a life-long music lover and professional drummer and with treasured friend, John Schmoll​(Judy), played throughout the years in dance bands for community events, private parties, country clubs, office parties, festivals, weddings, retirement homes and many other events. Phil also played in the praise band at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Phil had many hobbies that included baseball as a youth, along with softball, golf, cycling, skiing, 5K runs, and many dog walks with Mac and Eddie. In the early 80’s, Phil and Mary (Rowe), founded the Nails & Scales 4-H club Croton Ohio, where he was an advisor helping local youth learn important life skills. He had a passion for airplanes and even though he never became a pilot, he joined the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and volunteered to help build a plane at the Delaware airport.

The Walpole family extends a sincere thank you to the physicians, nurses and staff of the Serenades Memory Care Facility and Cornerstone Hospice of The Villages, Florida for their kindness and care that allowed Phil to transition from this life surrounded by the love of his family.

Phil leaves a wonderful legacy of love and support for family, friends, and country. He will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday, July 31st 1:00-3:00 pm at the Centenary United Methodist Church, 102 Broadway E, Granville, Ohio 43023. In lieu of flowers and in keeping with Phil’s wishes, memorial donations in Phil’s name are most welcome at Centenary United Methodist Church, Granville, Ohio, the Licking County Humane Society at 825 Thornwood Drive, Heath, OH 43056 (or online at lchspets.org), and the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org. Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS- Brownwood, 352-205-4210. Sentiments may be found at www.baldwincremation.com.


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Location:
Centenary United Methodist Church
102 East Broadway, Granville, OH 43023
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Date & Time:
July 31, 2022 at 1:00 PM


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  1. Betsy Montgomery says:
    01 Aug 2022
    I wish to express my sympathy to Phils family. He was always kind to all classmates and it was a pleasure to be around him. Many years have passed since we graduated from Granville High but I have never forgotten his wonderful quality of being there for everyone in his quiet but sincere way. May God bless you all

  2. Cherie (Yingling ) Ward says:
    26 Jul 2022
    Phil was one of those classmates you always appreciated and respected. We sat next to each other in almost every class because seating was in alphabetical order. We were in band together for years going to football games, concerts, and marching in parades. I will never forget the highlight of our night of graduation when our diplomas were mixed up and I was given his and he got mine. We both went to the Centenary United Methodist Church in Granville and enjoyed Granville Youth Fellowship. I always looked forward to class reunions and seeing Phil. Great Guy! Such a legacy he leaves. He has been a blessing to everyone who ever knew him.

    Sending my sincere sympathy to the Walpole family.

  3. Sunda L Peters says:
    25 Jul 2022
    Phil was one of my treasured classmates from the Granville High School Class of 1960. He was kind and considerate. I remember a group of five or six of us sitting in a convertible in downtown Granville the night of graduation discussing what the future held for each of us. That night was our send off into the world and we scattered across the country, catching up every five years at class reunions. I'm lucky to have known Phil throughout our years of youth.

    Phil's family has my sincere sympathy. I know you will miss him greatly. God Bless You.

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