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Funeral service for James Lynn Phillips, 78, of Lone Oak is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at Bull Creek Cowboy Church, Lone Oak, with Bro. Paul McMerrell and Bro. Larry Davis officiating. Burial will be in Lone Star Cemetery, Point, under the direction of Bartley's Lone Oak Funeral Home.
Family visitation will be Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Phillips passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in a Dallas hospital.
He was born Nov. 4, 1938, in Greenville to the late Henry Ross and Faye Trimble Phillips. He married Lois Myrle House on Jan. 5, 1963, in Point. He graduated from East Texas State University with a degree in agriculture and owned and operated Phillips Texaco in Point for 20 years. James served in the Army from 1961 to 1963 and was a member of the Bull Creek Cowboy Church in Lone Oak.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lois Phillips of Lone Oak; sons Randy and Dee Ann Phillips, Dale and Joy Phillips and David and LaRena Phillips, all of Lone Oak, and Michael Phillips of Point; grandchildren Heather, Brooke, Owen, Melody, Brian, LaKayla, Kylee, Lucas, Amanda, Heather and Lane; six great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.
Pallbearers will be James Hogue, Brian Gibson, Joe Adams, Larry Cassell, Tim Northcutt and John Weaver.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Published on January 27, 2017
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