Jimmy Lee Phillips

Oct. 29, 1956 – April 27, 2007

Jimmy “Jim” Lee Phillips, 50, died April 27, 2007, at St. Mary Medical Center, Walla Walla, Wash.

He was born Oct. 29, 1956, in Portland to Glen Allen and Elenore Glaefke Peck. He attended elementary and high school in Sweet Home. He and Kandy Freouf were married Feb. 20, 1976, in Walla Walla .

Following his military service in the U.S. Army, Mr. Phillips moved his family to the Walla Walla Valley. During the next 28 years in Walla Walla, he worked at the Washington State Penitentiary, as a general contractor, and as a city building official. In retirement, he served on the Walla Walla City Council since January 2006.

Mr. Phillips was known for his sense of humor, his vitality and zeal for life, his spontaneity, and his generosity. He enjoyed volunteering for various community projects. His family and Christian values were of utmost importance to him.

He was a veteran of the U.S. armed forces, a member of the Blue Mountain Partners Habitat for Humanity, Walla Walla City Council, Home Builders’ Association, the Odd Fellows, Eastgate Missionary Baptist Church and through the years he sponsored many Babe Ruth teams.

Survivors include his wife at home; two daughters, Pamela Michelle Munden of Sherwood, and Alicia Roseli May Phillips of Walla Walla; son, Larry Daniel Phillips of San Antonio, Texas; his mother, Elenore Phillips of Sweet Home; sisters, Diana Williams of Sweet Home, Tonna McGee of Kansas City, Mo., Lori Sharp and Ancie Brozek, both of Sweet Home; step-sister, Carol Walker of Woodburn; brothers, Duane Peck of Dayton, Ohio, Richard Phillips of Sweet Home, and William Roger Phillips of Peoria; step-brother, Bruce Phillips of Salem; four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a step-brother, William Ray Phillips; his natural father, Glen Allen Peck; and his adopted father, Henry Phillips.

Services were held in Walla Walla on May 2 with Pastor Bill Wright of the Eastgate Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Razzolini, Terry Loux, Bill Phillips, Rick Phillips, Bob Williams, David Razzolini, and Lloyd Mantis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jim Phillips Memorial Fund at Baker Boyer Bank or through the Mountain View Funeral Home, which is handling the arrangements.