SHELBY- James Paul Philbeck, 82, of Shelby, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013, at his residence.
He was born March 30, 1931, in Cleveland County. He was the son of the late Paul Philbeck and Naomi Maynard Philbeck.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant son, John Myron Philbeck; and his younger brother, Ray Philbeck.
James was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force
, having served from 1950 to 1953. In 1958, he was in the original group of trainees employed by PPG Industries. He stayed with PPG until his retirement in 1992.
James cherished his family and did everything necessary to see that they were provided for and taken care of. In his younger years, he enjoyed reading and fishing. He also did some farming. He was a member of Double Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Helen Wesson Philbeck; son, Stephen Paul Philbeck and wife Connie Hunt Philbeck; daughter, Paige Philbeck Scism and husband Joe Scism Jr.; brother, Maynard Philbeck and wife Evelyn Philbeck; sister-in-law, Beth Crowe Philbeck; three grandchildren, Justin Philbeck, Luke Scism and Caleb Scism. He was also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Double Springs Baptist Church Family Life Center.
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Double Springs Baptist Church
Officiated By: The Rev. Bill Fryar
Burial: Cleveland Memorial Park
Funeral Home: Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to Double Springs Baptist Church, 1130 Double Springs Church Rd., Shelby, NC 28150
Online Condolences: www.clevelandfuneralservice.com