James Robert “Jimmy” Phillips
James Robert “Jimmy” Phillips, 61 of Arlington , Texas passed away Friday, May 17, 2013 in Burleson , Texas .
He was born to the late R.C. and Doris Stokey Phillips on August 11, 1951 in Waxahachie. He was an avid hunter and loved to fish, he owned and operated a fishing guide service for the last ten years. He developed Fishmaster Crappie Jigs and had distribution in twelve states. Jimmy was a black belt in karate, a semi-pro bowler and a Senior Grand Master of disc golf. Over the years Jimmy wore many hats, he was at one time a disc jockey for KBEC radio in Waxahachie, he also worked for TV and radio stations in Vicksburg , Mississippi and in Clifton , Texas. He was a draftsman for Southern Pacific Railroad, and worked for Texas Instruments for several years in the research and development department for the missile guidance systems. He owned and operated Phillips Construction & Remodeling for 20 years. Jimmy will be dearly missed by his family and everyone who knew him and loved him.
He is survived by wife Cheryl Phillips of Arlington, Texas; 2 Daughters: Brandy Phillips of New York, NY and Robyn & Earl Vrabel of Fort Riley, Kansas 3 Brothers: John and Carla Phillips of Waxahachie; Ronnie & Sandy Phillips of Garland, Texas and Dick Phillips of Dallas, Texas; 1 Sister: Karen Brabham of Waxahachie, Texas; 5 Grandchildren: Kel’lee and Sarah Chancey, Keara St. John, Sydney and Khloe Vrabel.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents: R.C. and Doris Phillips and one daughter Misty Henson.
Services to celebrate his life are scheduled for 10:00 AM Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie with Rev. Jerry Parsons officiating. Interment will follow at the Waxahachie City Cemetery .
Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Earl Vrabel, David Chancey, Alfredo Escobar, Shawn Pounds, Joshua Phillips and Bradley Cooke.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie , Texas . http://www.waynebozefuneralhome.com/