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Mr. Philip Ray Schooley

Obituary for Mr. Philip Ray Schooley

November 13, 1945 - August 15, 2021
Murray, Kentucky | Age 75


Mr. Philip Schooley, age 75, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Sunday, August 15, 2021, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Kentucky.

Mr. Schooley was born in Salem, Illinois, on November 13, 1945, to the late Rodney Schooley and Dorothy (Phillips) Schooley. Mr. Schooley was an educator and Board of Regent at Murray State University. He was a member of the Kinmundy Masonic Lodge in Kinmundy, Illinois.

Mr. Schooley is survived by his wife, Virginia Ann Schooley of Murray, Kentucky, whom he married on June 12, 1971 in Portageville, Missouri; one son, Brian Schooley and wife Michele of Kevil, Kentucky; one sister, Donna Jones and husband Ed of Flora, Illinois; two grandchildren, Garrett and Gavin Schooley both of Kevil, Kentucky; two nephews, Greg Jones and wife Brenda of Pasadena, California and Brad Jones and wife Jerilyn of Champaign, Illinois; one great-nephew, Aaron Jones of Florida and one great-niece, Kaleigh Jones of South Carolina.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services with John Dale and Dr. Bob Jackson officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, August 20, 2021, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services. A masonic service will be held following visitation on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the newly established Phil and Virginia Schooley Endowed Scholarship Fund. Checks should be made payable to the Murray State University Foundation, Inc. and sent to: Murray State Office of Development, 200 Heritage Hall, Murray, KY 42071.

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The funeral service for Mr. Philip Schooley will be lived streamed on the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services Facebook page for those who can't attend.

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  • Phil & Virginia Schooley Endowed Scholarship Fund
    Murray State Office of Development,200 Heritage Hall
    Murray, KY 42071

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