Phillip A. “Phil” Postell

February 19, 1937 ‒ December 22, 2016

Bellville, Ohio
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

Phillip A. “Phil” Postell, age 79, of Bellville and formerly of Marion and Mt. Gilead, passed away at his home Thursday morning, December 22, 2016.

On February 19, 1937, Phil was born in Marion, OH, the son of the late Frank A. and Hazel (DeMunn) Postell.

Phil proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from March 1955 until he received his honorable discharge in September 1958.

As a young man, Phil began working for his dad at Frank Postell and Sons Builders.  Phil took over the company when his Dad retired in 1987 and ran a successful business up to his retirement in 2004.  He was an extremely hardworking man that knew how to fix anything.

Phil married the love of his life, Patsy Jane Benner on November 18, 1967 at the First Church of God in Marion.  He and Pat shared the last 49 wonderful years together as husband and wife.

A homebody at heart, Phil enjoyed working on his house and yard, and watching TV.  He also liked being outdoors fishing and watching his grandson, Cole, play baseball.

Phil will be missed by his three sons: Randy (Christine) Crawford of Huron, Jay Postell of Bellville, Steve (Jamie) Postell of Williamsport; three grandchildren: Bryanna (Trenton) Borham of Marion, Jordon Postell of Caledonia, Cole Postell of Williamsport; one great grandchild, Kayden Borham; a brother, Warren (Imogene) Postell of Marion; and a sister, Norma Ulery of Marion.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Gary Allen Postell; three brothers: Thad, Richard, and Junior Dale Postell; and a sister, Shirley Hill.

A small family service was held, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Phil’s name may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338, as a “Thank You” for the wonderful care they provided to Phil and his family.

Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, is honored to have been chosen to serve Phil’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • Pat,
    So sorry for your loss . I remember the family reunions at your house and the fun we had. So many years ago. Would love to see you again. You and your family are in our prayers. God Bless You!!

  • I’m very sorry for your loss. I was a teen when I met Phil and was always “scared” of him and his stern look but came to realize he was not scary at all and rather onery. I always enjoyed my time spent at your home.

  • No words can express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. I loved Pops like a dad! He was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed. I’m here if you need me.

    Love you all,
    Kathy Denman Schwartz

  • Pat, Steveie and Jay,

    So sorry for your loss but I know that Phil is pain-free now. It was great to be able to spend time with him and you guys in the last few weeks and see the twinkle still in his eyes. I’ll miss him and all the great times we had on the farm. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything at all.