William D. Philpot
02/14/1950 - 08/25/2019

Obituary For William Douglas Philpot

William D. Philpot age 69 of Okeana passed away on Sunday August 25, 2019. He was born on February 14, 1950 in Connersville, IN the son of the late Kenneth and Ruby (nee Rose) Philpot. William was a 1968 graduate of Triton Central High School in Indiana and earned his master’s degree from Ball State University. He was also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. In 1972 he married the love of his life Brenda Dearinger. He is survived by his loving wife of over 47 years Brenda Philpot; two daughters Rachel (Dan) Dattilo and Carrie Simmermon; five grandchildren Doug Simmermon, Juliana Simmermon, Brian Simmermon, Katiann Simmermon, and Isabella Simmermon; one brother Donald (Cindy) Philpot; three sisters Pam (Danny) Robinson, Brenda Moody, and Kim Lohman. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, other family and close friends as well as his best buddies, his dogs Augie, Bunkie and Lulu Rose. He was also preceded in death by one brother Daniel Philpot and one sister Debbie Burgdoerfer. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers please donate to any non kill animal shelter or any veterans program. THE WEBSTER FUNERAL HOME is serving the family. www.websterfuneralhomes.com

Email from Doug Philpot <bubphilpod@yahoo.com> 7/7/2021 at 4:25 PM

William Douglas Philpot has passed away from agent orange.


Email sent out on Friday, July 2, 2021, at 09:34:38 AM 

You're Invited,
this is your your last call.

To all my Recon Brothers of Alpha Company,

This is your invitation to the 1st Recon Battalion Association 2021 Reunion in Oceanside, California.

Reunion dates: 4-7 August 2021.

The reconnaissance community at Camp Pendleton has indicated that they will support our reunion events.
The Holiday Inn Oceanside will be the reunion Harbor Site.

Check in time 3pm for Holiday Inn reservations call: 1-760-231-7000 (Book early rooms will be going fast)

ALPHA COMPANY 1/68 - 1/70

Email sent out 7/9/2021

Nice to hear from you and thanks for the reply to my email.I was saddened to hear of William's passing. He will be greatly missed by all association members especially our members from Alpha Company 1st Recon Battalion January 1968 through January 1970. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. This is a link to his web page on the 1st Recon Battalion Association website:


You can send in photos or stories anytime and I'll add them to his web page.  Thank you for informing us on his passing.

 He came this way but once. Yet, he touched our lives in many ways while he were here. We shall remain eternally grateful for his friendship and for the influence he bestowed upon us.

Semper fi,

Floyd Ruggles,

1st Recon Battalion Association

Membership Director & Webmaster