Willie “Jim” James Phillips, Sr., age 81 passed away at his home in Orange, Texas. Services will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 20, 2016 at Dorman Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Doyle Cemetery in Starks, Louisiana. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Dorman Funeral Home.
Jim was born in Lakeland, Georgia on October 27, 1935 to Rudell Knox Phillips and Barney Maxwell Phillips. Jim transferred to Orange, Texas with his family in 1967 while working for Owens Illinois. After many years he retired as a multi craft mechanic. He was an , who loved to hunt and fish. Jim loved spending time with his family and friends “shrimping”. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Eliza Sue Phillips, parents, Barney Maxwell and Rudell Phillips, daughter, Virginia Sue Phillips, brother Pete Phillips and great granddaughter Harley Frazier.
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Theresa Diane Buxton and her husband Lester of Starks, LA. Three sons; Willie James Phillips, Jr., Mitchell Tobias Phillips and Timothy Shane Phillips all of Orange, TX. Three sisters; Mary E. Newsome, Jacqueline Glass and Joann Farmer all of Georgia. A sister-in-law Mary Jo Phillips of Georgia. Eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Cameron Buxton, Tyler Frazier, Maverick Phillips, Dallas Phillips, Austin Phillips, Seth Phillips and Joe Buxton.
The family would like to extend a “Special Thank You” to Heart of Texas Hospice Staff for their loving care and support during Jim’s final days. As well as to Johannah Bishop, who the family will be forever grateful to for stepping in to give her love, care and support.