James "Sam" Phillips, 80, ended his journey on earth and started a new journey with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born in Terra Alta, West Virginia on August 14, 1938, to the late Jim and Jane Phillips. Sam was a master plumber for 57 years and on his business cards were the words, "God is Good."
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gladys (nee Wilson); daughter, Melodie Phillips; son, Scott Phillips (Karyn); sisters, Pauline Rupp (Dale) and Doris Peterson (Bob); many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Don Phillips.
Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday June 3, 2019 at the Hilliard Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St. Wadsworth. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. at the same location Tuesday, June 4, 2019 with Robert Schermerhorn officiating. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery Wadsworth.
Family request in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Beatty Methodist Church, c/o David Childs, 72 Childs Rd., Terra Alta, WV 26764.
Online condolences at www.HilliardRospert.com