James Wesley PhillipsEngland, AR, 1930 - 2014
James Wesley Phillips, 84, of England, Arkansas went to be with the Lord Tuesday, December 23, 2014. He was born in Keo, Arkansas March 4, 1930 to Walter R. Phillips and Lucy James Phillips.
James was a farmer. He was a member of Keo Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher and a Deacon for sixty-three years. He was a man of strong faith and would share his testimony often. James was a member of the Keo Masonic Lodge and a two-term President of Flying Farmers. He was an avid outdoorsman, Lonoke County Farm Family of 1964 and loved his family dearly. James held a private pilot's license, he was multi-engine, instrument, and commercial rated. He has flown various governors, Razorback football teams, and other dignitaries.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of fifty-four years, Dorothy; two brothers: Royce and Loy Phillips. He is survived by his wife of eight years: Ruth Phillips; five sons: Doyne Phillips (Nancy) of Collierville, Tennessee; Dennis Phillips (Wendy) of Wright, Arkansas; Darrell Phillips (Stacia) of Waxahachie, Texas; David and Larry Treadway (Lenora) all of England, Arkansas; two daughters: Denise Montgomery (Bobby); Janet Herring (Jerry) all of England, Arkansas; one sister: Lois Leola Goff of San Antonio, Texas; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; also many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
Funeral services for Mr. Phillips are Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Roller England Funeral Home Chapel (501) 842-3939. Visitation will be Friday, December 26 from 6-8 p.m. Burial will be in Keo Cemetery in Keo, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Keo Baptist Church, 474 Williams, Keo, Arkansas 72083. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Published December 25, 2014
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Roller-England Funeral Home
202 Stuttgart Highway, P.O. Box 97, England, AR