James E. Phillips, 70, of New Tripoli, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Born March 13, 1949 in Somerville, New Jersey, he was the son of Orville and Elizabeth (Eick) Phillips. He was a graduate of Hunterdon Central Regional High School. Jim worked as a dairy farmer most his life and loved all animals, but especially his cows. For the last 10 years he worked at Tractor Supply Company.
Surviving in addition to his mother of Wernersville, are three daughters, Heather Phillips Purcell (Andrew) of Norristown, Megan Phillips of Wayne, and Melissa Phillips of Orlando, FL, a grandson Henry Purcell, and a sister Mary Sue Stricker (Frank) of Wernersville. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Phillips.
A memorial service to Honor Jim’s life will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, June 28 at Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, 8405 Kings Highway New Tripoli, Pa. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at http://support.pancan.org/goto/JimPhillips.
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