James “Bill” Phillips

Resided in Brampton, MI
Died March 3, 2024
James “Bill” Phillips, age 80, of Brampton passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2024.
Bill was born November 2, 1943 in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, the son of Raymond and Lucy (Hurkmans) Phillips Sr. Bill served his country in the United States Navy, worked for Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad for many years and was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Perkins. He was united in marriage to Eileen Sinnaeve on August 25, 1995.
Bill is survived by his wife, Eileen, sons, Joseph (Julie) Phillips, James Phillips, Charles (Laurie) Phillips and William (Marchelle) Phillips; daughters, Sherry (John) Palequin, Mara (Richard) McInerney, Pepsi Lynn Cherry and Victoria Cerny;  20 grandchlldren, 39 great grandchildren; brothers, Raymond (Bonnie) Phillips and Rodney (Linda) Phillips; sisters, Dawn (Arland) LaVigne and Lorna (Angel) Ayala, numerous nieces and nephews and a special cousin/little brother, John Sarasin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sons, Michael Phillips and Larry Pare and a brother, Richard Phillips.
The family will receive friends on Monday, March 11 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Military Honors will be presented at 1:00 PM by the Gladstone American Legion Post 71. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 PM at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Perkins. A luncheon will follow in the parish hall.

4 Tributes for “James “Bill” Phillips

    Robin, Sorry to hear about Ĵimmer. The boys
    (Chris and Andy) just saw and talked to him. We r all surprised to hear of his passing. If u need anything let us kw.

    Dearest Joe and family : I’m so sorry for your loss. My son Raymond was touched by his life. I thank you for all the great memories in his life time. And may they all fish or hunt in heaven and tell all those crazy yooper stories. When they all gather in the BIG Sky enjoying all the fruits of their labor. Love.peace. and enjoy all those precious memories. Rays mom Faye.

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