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Spike Phegley

Gordon L. Phegley or "Spike" as he was known by many, a resident of Fort Thomas and a Korean War United States Army veteran, entered into eternal life Tuesday evening, May 26, 2020, at his residence, following a battle with cancer. Spike was 84. Spike was born and raised in Thatcher, Arizona. He attended EAC and the U of A where he excelled as a football player. He served a tour of duty in the Army during the Korean War never going farther than California. Shortly after, he found his home in Franktown, Colorado where he found his love for living on the land and long haul trucking for Coors and King Soopers. He found his way back to Ft. Thomas where he worked for Smith and Bell Construction. Spike was also a Master Gardener. He loved being outside, riding his tractor, mowing his lawn, growing vegetables, nuts, fruits, and whatever else he could try his hand at. Spike was a man who started working at the age of eight. The first thing he purchased was a kitchen table and chairs for his mom. He never grew tired of working and was always up early to greet the day, feed the birds, and ride his tractor even at the young age of 84. He will be greatly missed by his family. Spike is survived by: his wife of 35 years, Judy; a daughter, Troy Lyn Redondo (Jim); son, Gordon (Agnes); daughter, Shauna Davis (Mark); and step-sons, Herb (Izabel) and TJ Whidden; sisters, Allene Kitchen (Joe) and Nancy Squire (Mike); as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Spike was preceded in death by: his mother, Dora Allen Phegley. Graveside Memorial Services for Spike will be conducted Friday morning, June 5, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., at the Ashurst Cemetery. Military honors will be conferred by the Gila Valley Veterans Honor Guard. The family thanks Haven Hospice and their wonderful hospice nurses, and Dr. Montierth for his compassion and dedication to his patients. Donations in Spike's memory are suggested to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

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We send our condolences, with love, Sali and Clay Farrell

Sali farrell Jun 6 2020 12:00 AM

We send our condolences, with love, Sali and Clay Farrell

Sali farrell Jun 6 2020 12:00 AM

Our sincere condolences from the Glen Howard family. Not sure if there is a place in heaven where two old buddies can have a beer and catch up but if there is - I bet those two might be there.

Marietta Howard Berryhill Jun 1 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of the passing of Spike Phegley. We attended school together from 4th grade through high school. Played basketball with him at THS. Great guy! After school, we went different directions, but still kept up with him through friends in the valley! Was a pleasure to know him and to be a great friend. Buddy Jones-Bryant, Arkansas.

Buddy Jones Jun 1 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of the passing of Spike Phegley. We attended school together from 4th grade through high school. Played basketball with him at THS. Great guy! After school, we went different directions, but still kept up with him through friends in the valley! Was a pleasure to know him and to be a great friend. Buddy Jones-Bryant, Arkansas.

Buddy Jones Jun 1 2020 12:00 AM

Our sincere condolences from the Glen Howard family. Not sure if there is a place in heaven where two old buddies can have a beer and catch up but if there is - I bet those two might be there.

Marietta Howard Berryhill Jun 1 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Spike Phegley

Dian Denton May 30 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Spike Phegley

Dian Denton May 30 2020 12:00 AM

Judy, & family, So sorry for your loss! Spike was a good friend,always cheerful & would do anything for anyone. He will be missed. Love to you and family.

VH Vicki Hancock May 30 2020 12:00 AM

Judy, & family, So sorry for your loss! Spike was a good friend,always cheerful & would do anything for anyone. He will be missed. Love to you and family.

VH Vicki Hancock May 30 2020 12:00 AM

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