James (Jim) D. Phillips, age 84 of Mena passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Jim was born January 1, 1935 in Rector, Arkansas to the late Thomas Jefferson Phillips and Lavada Belle Eagle Phillips. He was married to the late Judy Ann Phillips, born in Gladewater, Texas. Jim proudly served his country in the United States Army. He worked as a Realtor with Century 21 for many years and never met a stranger. He liked camping and spent several winters in Mission, Texas. Jim enjoyed horseback riding, golf and bowling with family and friends. He loved playing and listening to music, country and bluegrass, and going to Turkey Track festival in Waldron. Above all, Jim loved and adored his family and friends. He was a loving and dedicated father, papa, great grandfather and a friend to all who knew him and will be dearly missed by all.

He is survived by son: Kevin Ray Phillips and wife Terah of Mena, Arkansas

Daughter: Kelli Diane Hiaumet and husband Billy Joe of Oden, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Shelby Arceneau, Colton Phillips, Nicole Renard, Dustin Hiaumet and wife Beth, Joe Hiaumet
Great-grandchildren: Stella, Isaiah, and Isaac Renard, Braelyn and Dillan Hiaumet, and Keeli Arceneau and Korbin Chapman

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Lavada Phillips, and wife Judy Ann Phillips.

Funeral will be Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Northside Church of Christ in Mena with Brother Jeremy Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Cherry Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be Monday August 12, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood.

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8-10-19 6:12 p.m. KAWX.ORG

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