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Phillip Deaver Jr.


Philip Fintan Deaver Jr., author and educator, died April 29, 2018, after a long illness.

Phil’s life will be celebrated in his hometown of Tuscola, on Saturday, May 19, with a visitation at 10 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, followed by a luncheon at Flesor’s Candy Kitchen. A memorial service was also held at Rollins College on May 8. He will be buried in a private service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Urban Think Foundation ( and its Deaver Memorial Fund, which will provide supplemental support for deserving creative writers, particularly those with ties to Central Florida or Central Illinois.

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  1. Dennis Billings on August 26, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Sad to read of Danny’s passing. We had emailed for a while to catch up on our Tuscola days, but they stopped earlier this year and I wondered what happened. Danny was a friend throughout my early years in school in Tuscola. RIP my friend and condolences to your family.

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