James E. “Jim” Phillips, 56, of McDonald, North Fayette Twp., passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021, in his home.
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Jim was born on August 5, 1964, in Washington, Pa, a son of the late Frances Phillips and Rowena (Harris) Hoge.
Mr. Phillips was a truck driver and laborer for Liberty Lumber Co. Inc., in Canonsburg. He loved hunting and fishing, and giving back to his community, through his numerous volunteer jobs. Jim enjoyed visiting Gettysburg, Pa, he had a special love for the history and the town itself. He often took many of his family members to join him in that special trip. Spending time with his family was very important to him. Jim was always there to offer a laugh, smile, or a helping hand to those he cared most about.
Surviving are his siblings, Matt (Jacquelin) Davis and Jennifer (Warren Brown) Phillips, mother-in-law, Georgina DuFour, sister-in-law, Joyce (Tony) Dorn, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Along with his parents, James is preceded in death by his loving wife, Gaye A. (DuFour) Phillips (2018), and sisters, Donna Andrews and Tammy Kinney.
Friends and family will be received on Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Inc., 314 W. Lincoln Ave., McDonald (724-926-2800). A service will be held on March 19 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, and interment will follow at Robinson Run Cemetery.
To better ensure the safety of the family and those closest, when entering the funeral home, please abide by CDC guidelines, please practice social distancing, wear a mask, and sanitize/wash hands frequently, and please limit your time within the funeral home. Please dress appropriately as attendees may be asked to wait outside.