Mr. Robert (R.E.) Phelps, age 83, widower of Freda Phelps, of Mt. Vernon, KY passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the Rockcastle Health & Rehabilitation Center.
R.E. was born on May 3, 1929 in Latonia, KY to the late George L. and Martha Kirby Phelps. He was married to Freda Helen McClure Phelps on November 8, 1947, and from the union came ten children. He was a farmer and he enjoyed guns and coins. He was a member of Blue Springs Church of Christ.
Those left to mourn R.E.ís passing include: seven children: Lawrence Phelps (Shirley) of Somerset, KY; Derald Phelps (Tere) of Cincinnati, OH; John Phelps (Carol) of Livingston, KY; Rick Phelps of Charlotte, NC, Sheary Caldwell (Raymond) of Brodhead, KY; Sharon Robinson (Roland) of Coatesville, IN; and Sheila Lile (Jamie) of Lexington, KY; two daughters-in-law: Wanda Phelps of Richmond, KY and Luana Phelps of Burlington, KY; a nephew like a son: Phillip Phelps; sixteen grandchildren: Michael, Beverly, Jeffery, Patty, Dustin, Jamie, Timothy, Stephanie, Crystal, Derald, Bobby, Jonathan, Amanda, Jacquelyn, Ryan, and Landon; twenty great-grandchildren; two brothers: Denver Phelps of Mt. Vernon, KY and Conley Phelps of Lebanon, IN; one sister: Doris Palmer of Mason, OH and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Besides his parents, R.E. is preceded in death by his loving wife of 39 years, Freda Phelps; three children Chester Phelps, Donnie Elvis Phelps, and Bobby Phelps; three brothers: William E. Phelps, J.T. Phelps, and Edward Phelps; two sisters: Arlene Bean and Mildred Childress and one great-grandchild, Layney Isabella Martin.
The visitation for Mr. R.E. Phelps was on Sunday, May 13, 2012 from 6 PM - 9 PM at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals chapel.
Funeral services for Mr. R.E. Phelps was on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 1 PM at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals chapel with Bro. Marcus Reppert officiating. Burial was at Phelps Cemetery. The casket bearers were: Dale Childress, Jeffrey Palmer, Phillip Phelps, Jamie Phelps, Ryan Robinson and Jonathan Phelps.