Phillip E. Cline, 87 and a lifelong resident of Sheridan, was called home on Jan. 23, 2020.

He  was born to Odie and Zelda (Griffith) Cline on Jan. 9, 1933 in Boxley, Ind.

He graduated from Sheridan High School, Class of 1951. After high school, he honorably served our country in the United States Army from 1953 to 1961.

Mr. Cline became an Ambassador for the National Farmers’ Association. He also worked as an auditor for Associates Finance Company, and as an auto recovery specialist. He started his path to many accomplishments in 4H at a young age. He was a proud 10-year member in Hamilton County Indiana. He proudly served as an Assistant Agricultural Extension Agent and a 4H Leader. Mr. Cline enjoyed genealogy and wanted to share his passion with others, so he continued to serve as a 4H Genealogy Project Leader and later went on to write the state’s 4H Genealogy Manual. He was an active FFA member and served on the State FFA Board. He was awarded the Hoosier Farmer Award. In his later years, he was well known among the Sheridan community for his lawn care business, where he could be found around town mowing, weeding and planting.

Survivors include his loving sister, Marilyn (Gene) Leonard of Sheridan; several nieces and nephews, Brian (Lori) Cline, Mike Cline, Tom (Tami) Cline, Susan (Bob) Zaltsberg, Greg (Chris) Cline, Terry (Kevin) Kingery, Andy (Frannie) Cline, David (Kristi) Leonard and Steven (Anita) Leonard; as well as many great nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his two brothers, Kenneth and Keith Cline.

A funeral service with military honors is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 at 6 p.m. at The Bible Church, 1478 State Road 38 in Sheridan. Family and friends are invited to gather from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Pastor Harrell and Russ Wilson will be officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Hamilton County 4H Council, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville, Ind. 46060.

Everyone is invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence for the family at Fisher Family Funeral Services is honored to serve the Cline family.