He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Mason Alan (Marilyn) Newell and Evan Lee Newell; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Ethel (Allen) Lynch; and two nieces, Twila (Dees) Snow and Gayla Lynch.
Funeral services for James Philip Newell will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville with Pastor Randy Sells and Pastor Jamie Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Knob Prairie Cemetery in Waltonville.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville.
For those wishing, memorials may be made to the Project 160 building fund (Central Christian) or the Wabash Christian Retirement Center and will be accepted at the Newell Funeral Home 505 East Main Street, Waltonville, IL 62894.
For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home at 279-7272 or visit at www.newellfuneralhome.com.