James David “Dave” Phillips, 81 of Paoli

James David “Dave” Phillips, 81 of Paoli


James David “Dave” Phillips, 81 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2023 at his residence. He was born April 26, 1942 in Paoli, Indiana to James W Phillips and Lillie Walls Phillips.

He married Barbara Compton on August 31, 1961 and she survives.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jerry Max and Scott Phillips, sister Carol Kellams, and great grandson Quillie Max.

Dave worked as a heavy equipment operator for Reynolds Inc and Mitchell and Stark.  He was also a 54 year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 181, Louisville, KY.

Survivors include: Wife: Barbara Phillips, Paoli, IN

Son: David (Katrina) Phillips, Paoli, IN


Ginnie Phillips (companion Bill Tegarden) Paoli, IN

Lisa (Gary) Allen. New Salisbury, IN


Larry (Diane) Phillips, Paoli, IN

Rodney “Joe” (Debbie) Phillips, Paoli, IN

Kevin (Lisa) Phillips, West Baden, IN

Kippy (Geri) Phillips, Paoli, IN

Ollie (companion Mary Lou Patton) Phillips Paoli, IN

Also surviving Dave are 3 grandchildren: Tyler Phillips, Autumn Allen, and Summer Allen, and 4 great grandchildren: Harleigh Poe, Abby Poe, Lynlie Phillips, and Maggie Phillips.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at Dillman Scott Funeral Home, 226 West Campbell Street, Paoli, Indiana. With cremation to follow.  The family will have a private graveside service at a later date.

Condolences can be sent online to www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com