Obituary: James Raymond Phillips
James Raymond Phillips, 69, of Golden Valley, formerly of Valley City, Ill., died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Kingman Regional Medical Center in Kingman.
He was born Dec. 5, 1945, in Pittsfield, Ill., the son of the late James Edward Phillips and Marian Geneva Crawford Phillips of Detroit, Ill.
He is survived by his mother, Marian Phillips; three children, Donald (Carolyn) Stedingh of Anchorage, Janaleen Phillips (Dan) Fasse of Iowa City, Iowa, and James Phillips of Barefoot Bay, Fla.; six grandchildren, Mycala, Cheyenne, Autumn and Dakota Stedingh of Anchorage, and Luke and Jack Fasse of Iowa City, Iowa; four brothers, Scott (Rhonda) Phillips of Orlando, Fla., Rich (Angie Hires - fiancée) of Griggsville, Ill., Clyde (Gladys) Phillips of Dallas, Texas, and Thomas Phillips of Christmas, Fla.; and one sister, Tonya (Marvin) Reel of Detroit, Ill.
James graduated from Griggsville, Ill., High School in 1962 and enlisted in the Air Force, where he served until 1966.
Jim enjoyed mushroom picking, fishing, golfing and had a very green thumb. He could grow plants that others would have trouble with.
Cremation rights are being accorded. A memorial service will be held in Kingman on Thursday, March 12. For time and information, contact Veronica at (928) 377-9179.
A second memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. March 29, 2015, in Griggsville, Ill., at the Airsman-Hires Chapel.