Phillip Louis Daigle, 79, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in Lee’s Summit. A memorial service is scheduled for 3:00 PM on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to The Greater Kansas City Public Radio Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Phil was born in New Britain, Connecticut. He was active in sports and music, participating in baseball, track and football at Plainville, Connecticut High School, and becoming the co-captain of the football team in his senior year. He was also first chair violinist in the high school orchestra.
Phil served four years in the United States Army as a sergeant in counter intelligence in Northern Italy. After the military, he entered the University of Kansas and earned his BA. He went on to earn his Masters degree in American History at NW Missouri State. He taught history for many years, before returning to industry as a design engineer.
Phil was an exceptional golfer throughout his entire life, and a talented and prolific artist. He enjoyed sharing his interests and talents with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn; their children, Michael, Cheryl, Kristin and Brian; eight grandchildren; and his brother Lymon of Bethlehem, Connecticut.