James Phillips

Obituary of James William Phillips

On March 21, 2024, after a brief illness, James William Phillips breathed his last breath on earth and took his first in Heaven. James was born July 29, 1955 to Wade D. Phillips and Leola Blondell Kent. He grew up in Clewiston, FL and graduated from Clewiston High School with the Class of 1973 and was voted Most Dependable. He spent most of his adult years working at Everglades Sugar Refinery. In 1980 he married Janet R. Willis and they had two sons.
James will best be remembered as a selfless, loving family man and a great, loyal friend to those who knew him best. He was a history buff who could almost always get the answers right on Jeopardy and just knowledgeable about so many subjects. He was a very private person, most would say he was a loner, but he enjoyed the outdoors, had a green thumb and was a great cook. He took care of his mother and father as their health began to decline...he was a wonderful son, brother, father and grandfather and he will be missed greatly by all who knew him.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Wade and Blondell. He is survived by his sons, James Landon Phillips (Kirstin) of Plainfield, IL and Christian LaDesse Phillips (Melissa) of LeHigh Acres, FL, and his faithful four legged companion of 8 years, Pearl, sisters, Mary Pridgen (Glen) of Clewiston FL,  Patricia Miller (Danny) of Lake Placid, FL, brothers, Alan Phillips and Wade Phillips of Clewiston, FL and seven grandchildren, Alyssa Phillips, of Savannah, GA, Julian Phillips, Aubrey Phillips, Brylee Phillips and Austin Phillips of Plainfield, IL, Ethan Phillips and Elliott Phillips of LeHigh Acres, FL, and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were made by Akin-Davis Funeral Home.

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