COULTER, Phil Carlyle died August 4, 2008


Phil Carlyle Coulter, former resident of The Landings, passed away on August 4, 2008 in Savannah at the age of 95.  He was the loving husband of the late Belisa Rich Coulter who preceded him in death in 1981. 


Mr. Coulter was born in Churubusco, IN on April 10, 1913, the son of the late Lawrence and Ollie McLain Coulter.  He was a graduate of Churubusco High School and continued his formal education at DePauw University where he earned his degree in 1935.  He joined International Business Machines immediately afterward.  In 1943, he entered the United States Navy where he served for two years in the American Theatre.  Phil was employed as a Project Manager at IBM until 1960.  He also worked for Union Carbide and the Radio Corporation of America.  Later he was a Country Director for International Executive Service Corps and was assigned to Djakarta, Indonesia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tehran, Iran and New York City.  He was the Director of the Chamber of Commerce in Darien, CT.  He was an avid golfer and bridge player as well as a church and community volunteer.  He raised his family in Darien, CT and retired to Skidaway Island in 1984.  Recently he resided at Savannah Square in Savannah, GA.


Mr. Coulter was preceded in death by his loving wife who he married in 1941, Belisa Rich Coulter.  He is survived by three children and their spouses, Jane Coulter Bassett and husband Stephen Bassett of Hilton Head Island, SC, Robert McLain Coulter and wife Sean Coulter of Hobe Sound, FL and Belisa Coulter Hogan and husband Michael Hogan of Philadelphia, PA; he is also survived by seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren and his brother Don who resides in Palm Desert, CA. 


A memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on August 21, 2008 at 10:00 AM.


In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 Westridge Road, Savannah, GA 31411.


Phil was married to Belisa Robinson Rich who was the daughter of Anna Maria Gleaves Rich and the granddaughter of Charles Wythe Gleaves.