Master Sgt Obie Edwin Philpot (U.S. Air Force, retired)

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Seale Funeral Service, Inc.
1720 S. Range Ave.
Denham Springs, LA

Master Sergeant Obie Edwin Philpot US Air Force Retired, 91, was born on January 22, 1922 in Jewel, Arkansas to the union of Amos and Rose Bates Philpot and departed from this life on Thursday November 7, 2013 at Baton Rouge General Hospital. Visitation will be Saturday 5 pm until 8 pm at Seale Funeral Home; and will resume on Sunday at 1:30 pm until time of the service at 3 pm at Live Oak United Methodist Church; officiating the service with be Dr. Mark Crosby and Rev. Tommy Bergeron. Interment with Military Honors will follow at the church cemetery. Obie was a resident of Denham Springs; a member of Live Oak United Methodist Church; a decorated WWII veteran during which time he wrote the song "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands". Although he never had copyright or royalties, he always said it was more rewarding that the words touched millions. Obie now rest in those hands. He is preceded in death by his parents, son Obie Philpot Jr., great-granddaughter Cami Childers, son-in-law William C. Childers Sr., daughter-in-law Patty Philpot, and siblings Haskell Philpot, Vonnie Allen, Ruby Picou and Geraldine Robertson. Survivors include his wife of 71 years Mary Harrison Philpot; children Vera Childers Howard, Roseanne Dyer Erwin, Jim Philpot and Ralph Philpot; siblings Norris and Burke Philpot, Bobbie Freeman, Shirley Cline and Billie Ruth Moses; also survived by 14 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, host of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Live Oak United Methodist Church. To sign online guest book visit
Published in from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10, 2013
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