James Phillip Fells passed away August 8, 2021 at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born November 14, 1937 in Manchester, Kansas the son of Clifford James and Anna Elizabeth (Strauss) Fells.
James graduated from Woodbine High School in 1955. Later went on and attended Wichita State University.
On November 9, 1957 he was united in marriage to Phyllis Irene Minick.
Over the years James had many jobs that included working for Firestone, Edgington Music, Montgomery Wards and KJCK.
He also started several businesses including Fairview TV, F&S TV and Radio Shack, Magnavox & Zenith Franchises in Junction City.
He was a member of the Woodbine Methodist Church, Lions Club, Woodbine City Council, Union Township Board, Volunteer Fireman, Herington Senior Center Board Member and Chairman, UMYF Leader.
He was also active on many church committees over the years and led bible study at Herington Senior Center. James is survived by his loving wife Phyllis of the home. Son, Michael (Patricia) Fells of Mulvane and daughters; Cynda Fells of Woodbine, Brenda Fransen of Grand Junction, Colorado. Granddaughters: Jennifer (Kristopher) Miller of Topeka; Michele (Austin) Ellington of El Dorado; Christy Fells of Wichita; Kelly Fells of Mulvane. Seven Great-Grandchildren: Maya, Ammi, K’Draya, Michael, Houston, Kassidy, and Kristopher and a brother, Eugene Fells of Herington.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Stanley Fells and one great-grandson, Aiden. The family has chosen cremation.
No services are planned at this time.
The family suggests memorials be given to the American Kidney Foundation or to the American Heart Association. Memorials may be mailed to Londeen-Overlease Funeral Chapel, PO Box 411, Chapman, Kansas 67431.
Online condolences may be sent to www.londeenfuneralchapel.com