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127 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL

OBITUARY

Arthur George Phillips

July 24, 1940May 10, 2020

Arthur George Phillips, 79, of Orange Park, FL., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 10th, 2020. He passed peacefully with his wife Pam and grandson Kenny by his side. Art was born July 24, 1940, in Webberville, MI., to George & Margarite Phillips. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1957 at the age of 17 and proudly served his country for 20 years, including a year in-country in Vietnam. He married Juanita (Brown) in 1962 and they were happily married for nearly 52 years until her death in 2013. Art & Nita were also tent evangelists and had a nursing home ministry for many years where they sang and preached the gospel to the elderly. Art also became an auctioneer and started his own successful auction company selling antique furniture via live televised auctions on PBS stations all over the United States. He was preceded in death by his father & mother, George & Margarite, two sisters, Marion & Betty, brother Chuck, and wife Nita. After several years Art met Pam and found love and companionship again. She brought joy and laughter into his life once more. They had lots of fun and made many wonderful memories together in his final years. He is survived by his wife Pamela, daughter Evelyn, and son Melvin. Art had 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews. His love and dedication to his family and friends knew no bounds. He was a great man and will be missed by all.

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  • He was preceded in death by his father & mother, George & Margarite, two sisters, Marion & Betty, brother Chuck, and wife Nita, and is survived by his wife Pamela, daughter Evelyn, and son Melvin. Art had 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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Vicky Lynn Wells

May 16, 2020

Art was a great man. My heart breaks for his son Kenny Buskill. Art loved him so much , They would do everything together. Kenny told me the story how Art taught Kenny to drive and when they were gone doing an estate auction. Art would get tired of driving and he would tell Kenny at a young age that it was his turn to drive and Kenny did it. Art would let you know if something was wrong. He expected you to respect and take care of your mother and grandmother . To help people because it was the right thing to do. I love you Art and I’m going to miss you .Don”t Be concern About Kenny and Remington I’ll always be there for them. Rest in peace my friend. Love Vikki Lynn

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