Mr. Robert "Bob" Phiel, 81, of Newborn, died Sept. 8. The son of the late Arthur Louis and Hazel Marie Prentice Phiel, he was born in 1927 in Elyria, Ohio. He graduated from Palm Beach High School in 1945 and served in the United States Navy during World War II on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.
After returning home to Florida, Mr. Phiel served as the first police chief of Juno Beach, Fla., and as the fire chief as well. He also served as constable in Jupiter Florida. He owned Phiel's Tile and Marble Work in Palm Beach County, and after moving to Georgia in the early 70s did tile work until his retirement.
Surviving are wife of 23 years Mrs. Sarah Phiel of Newborn; sons and daughters-in-law Robert P. and Karen Phiel of Monroe, Michael T. and Karen Phiel of Jefferson; brother and sister-in-law William and Dot Phiel of Houchston; grandchildren Chad and Kandy Phiel, Ryan and Laurie Phiel, all of West Lake, La., Grady Phiel, Ashley Phiel of Jefferson; great-grandchildren Taylor Phile and Garrett Phiel.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 in the chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home with the Rev. John Donaldson officiating. Interment will follow at Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 10, at Wheeler Funeral Home.