Condolence & Memory Journal


My deepest sympathies go to Virginia and the rest of Phil's family. He was a great man and helped me so much with planning for school and guiding my educational path. My prayers go out to all his loved ones and I am eternally grateful to have met and known him, even as short as I did.

Posted by Jackson Hiter - Murray, KY - Student   August 23, 2021

I wish to leave my heartfelt condolences for the family of Phillip . We were classmates at KA High Phil was about 16 days older than me His Dad Rodney was our scoutmaster in the explorer scouts what a nice family he will truly be missed and prayers that God will ease the pain of losing a loved one.

Posted by Merle Arnold - Alma, IL - Friend   August 20, 2021


Virginia, our deepest sympathy. Always thought so much of Phil and I know those who knew him will miss him dearly! May all the wonderful memories you shared with him, bring you comfort during the difficult days ahead! Prayers for comfort, Gela & Bill Edwards

Posted by Gela Edwards - Murray, KY - Coworker   August 19, 2021


Prayers to the Family I had got to known stories of his dad in the classroom where his son Brian teaches at Heath . Prayers to his Family and let his legacy live on to everyone who got known him

Posted by McKenzie Burnley - Paducah, KY - Friend   August 18, 2021

Our hearts are very sad. We spent many happy hours with such a loving couple. Our prayers continue for Virginia, Brian and Michele and the boys.

Posted by Terry and Jean Terrell - Wardell, MO - Friend   August 18, 2021

I will miss sitting next to Phil at board of regents meetings and his humor! He loved serving the staff and advising students. The angels have a new servant working with them now. My husband, Russ, and I extend our greatest sympathy to the Schooley family during this difficult time.

Posted by Melony Shemberger - Murray, KY - Coworker   August 18, 2021

My deepest sympathies Virginia, Brian, Michele, Gavin and Garrett. He left a wonderful legacy at Murray State, and will be missed.

Posted by Laura Buchanan - Murray, KY - Friend   August 17, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. He will long be remembered by the students and faculty of North Pemiscot.
Dwight and Janet Fritts, Lawton, Oklahoma

Posted by Dwight and Janet Fritts - Lawton, OK - Coworker   August 17, 2021

Phil was a wonderful cousin. I will always remember his kindness and humor. May the memories that you have of him get you through this difficult time.

Posted by Jody Glienke - Los Angeles, CA - Family   August 17, 2021

So sorry to hear of Philips passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

Posted by Julia Brewer - Springfield, IL - Family   August 17, 2021

I enjoyed serving with Phil on the Murray State Board of Regents. He and Virginia are two of the finest people one could ever meet. They have truly made a positive difference and Phil will be sorely missed. Dan Kemp

Posted by Dan Kemp - Hopkinsville, KY - Friend   August 17, 2021

Dear Phil,
My heart is broken and i am going to miss you a lot. My children cried when I told them you have left us. You were a great friend and I will cherish all good talks and laughs we had. R.I.P my friend!

Posted by Abdulrahman Yarali - Murray, KY - Friend   August 17, 2021

My husband and I extend our deepest condolences to Virginia and family over the loss of their loved one. Phil was an incredible human being who made a difference in so many lives both at Murray State and in his communities. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and all the many friends.

Posted by Lana Porter - Chicago, IL - Friend   August 17, 2021

Our family extends our deepest heartfelt sympathy to you all. Our hearts goes out to you and to everyone who loved him. Praying for peace and comfort during this most difficult time.

Posted by Oller Family - West Paducah, KY - Family Friend   August 17, 2021

My deepest condolences to Phil's family. He was always so kind to all.

Posted by Deborah Buchanan - Nashville, TN - Friend   August 17, 2021

Schooley....Thinking about you buddy! You father was an amazing man and raised a great man too.

Love you-

Josh Dowdy

Posted by Josh Dowdy - DEXTER, MO - Friend   August 17, 2021

I hated hearing this news. He was a wonderful teacher who sincerely cared for all his students. Mrs. Schooley and Brian, I am truly sorry.

Posted by Julie (Fritts) Green - CACHE, OK - Student   August 17, 2021

I will miss Phil's warmth, generosity and kindness. My thoughts are with his family.

Posted by Claire Fuller - Murray, KY - Coworker   August 17, 2021

Mr. Schooley was a great teacher and he will be missed. My sincere condolences to his wife Virginia, son Brian and their entire family.

Posted by Melissa Fritts Winkler - Wynnewood, OK - Student   August 17, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Phil's family.

Jim and Judy Stahler

Posted by Jim Stahler - Murray, KY - Friend   August 16, 2021