Philip Douglas Beidler, 78, died at the family farmhouse on April 20, 2022. Dr. Beidler, a combat veteran, served as a lieutenant in an armored cavalry platoon in Vietnam and received a bronze star for his service. He is survived by his wife Ellen, daughter Kat, sister Deborah Dean (Robert), nephews and nieces, Andy Beidler (Kim), Chris Beidler (Lisa), Phoebe Lenhart (Scott), Cooper Dean (Mai), Julia Anne Eddins, Will Eddins and Ellen Marie Eddins. Dr. Beidler is preceded in death by his brother, Garry, and his parents, Martha, and Willis.
Professor Beidler was a prolific, accomplished, and honored scholar, an impassioned and inspiring teacher, but first and foremost a great family man. He was deeply devoted to his daughter Katherine and wife Ellen, the twin pillars of his life in Tuscaloosa, but also to other family members from Pennsylvania, Florida, LA (lower Alabama), and elsewhere, —many of them present at his fabulous 75th birthday party at the family’s Greene County hunting camp.
A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, Alabama on April 30, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust to help preserve Phil’s beloved, adopted, home state of Alabama.