Philip Cable, 82, dies

Pompano Beach, FL — Philip Henry Cable, 82, of Pompano Beach, Fla., died Oct. 23, 2021.

He was born Sept. 6, 1939, in Shumway, Ill., the son of Philip M. and Roselin Cable.

In the fall of 1960, he moved to South Florida where he took a job as a private farrier. In February 1961 he married the love of his life, Mary “Phyllis” Hemmings; they were married for 59 years when she died in April 2020.

He treasured his children and embraced every moment with them, but he especially loved his role as Pappi to his grandchildren.

Mr. Cable will be remembered for his entertaining stories and his ability to tell a funny joke. He was always willing to stop and help a stranded motorist and lend his neighbors a helping hand.

His most fame came from his work as a farrier. He loved his work and had an unfailing work ethic. He had a special way of working with horses like none other.

In 2000, Mr. Cable was the first blacksmith to be inducted into the Florida Harness Racing Hall of Fame, and in 2020 he was honored by the United States Harness Writers Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

His memory will be cherished and kept alive by his four children, Morie (Brian) Reed, Marla Killmon, Mike (Kim), and Margo (Scott) Lerner; grandchildren, Richard Killmon Jr., Morgan Killmon, Jordan Reed Weaver, Jessica Lerner, Tate Reed Madden, Paige Reed, Joshua Lerner, Amber, and Philip. All of these he loved and touched deeply.

Please join us in celebrating his life on Saturday (March 26) at 9 a.m. at St. Coleman Catholic Church, 1200 S. Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

A memorial race will be held at the Isle Pompano on Sunday (March 27).

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