Phillip Duane Southworth, 78

Phillip Duane Southworth died peacefully, surrounded by family in his home in Noblesville, Indiana on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the age of 78.  He leaves behind his beautiful wife of 57 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Watson Southworth, two children Jeff (Karrie) Southworth and Julie (Geoff) Graue and three grandchildren Sierra Graue, Nicholas Bishop and Braxton Bishop and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Roscoe and Phyllis Ochs Southworth and sister, Roxy Pick. He was born on December 9, 1941 in Raleigh, Indiana and graduated from Mays High School in 1959.  His love for cars led him to Gibson Auto Company in Richmond, Indiana where he started his career before being transferred to the Greensburg, Indiana location. Later, he became the co-owner of Versailles Motors in Versailles, Indiana.  After moving on from the dealership, he joined Scripture Brothers Auto Sales in Greensburg then Batesville where he was a consistent sales leader until slowly moving into retirement in 2016.  His unique personality made him a favorite of many!  He married Elizabeth Watson, on February 9, 1963 in Richmond, Indiana after meeting six months prior on a blind date.  Phil and Betty resided in Richmond, Indiana for one year before relocating to Greensburg, Indiana where they would call home for the next 54 years, raising their children and developing many close friendships.  They moved to Noblesville, Indiana in 2018 to be closer to their children. Phil was a member of the First Christian Church of Greensburg and served as a deacon for many years.  He also was a member of the Optimist Club and Kiwanis Club. Phil was an artist and painted many beautiful pictures over the years. His love for the weather was obvious as he always had a weather radio nearby along with other weather tracking devices.  The desire for gadgets was one of his trademarks.  He enjoyed a good meal and was excited to explore all the restaurant options when he moved to Noblesville. He was especially fond of the White Castle located only a mile away. Buffets were also a favorite.  He shared many memories dining out with family and friends. Phil was a great handy man and could repair just about anything.  He passed those skills on to his son Jeff which the family is thankful for. He enjoyed golfing and even had a solar powered hat with a fan to keep him cool on the course.  His highlight was a hole in one at the Greensburg Country Club. Phil was one of a kind and will be missed greatly by his family and friends. A special thanks to Suburban Hospice for their great care and to Sasha Woods who claimed him as her Papaw.  While observing CDC and state guidelines for social distancing and required facial coverings, services will be at Porter Oliger Pearson funeral home in Greensburg, Indiana on Monday, November 23.  Visitation will be from 1-4 pm followed by the funeral service at 4 pm which will also be broadcast live on the funeral home Facebook page. Online condolences can be made to the family at