Thomas Erwin ‘Tom’ Phelps

Published 9:27 am Friday, November 10, 2017

Mr. Thomas “Tom” Erwin Phelps, 69, of Baltimore Road, Advance, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

Mr. Phelps was born Oct. 10, 1948 in Davie County to the late Georgie Lee and Minnie Mae Foster Phelps. He was employed by Baity Tire for 29 years and had been employed with The Tire Shop for 10 years. Mr. Phelps had been in the logging business with his brother, J.W. and was a golfer.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Diane Wright Phelps.

Survivors: his wife of 24 years, Jean Smith Phelps of the home; 3 children, Tammy Phelps Clodgo (Glenn) of Madrid, Spain, Clayton Lee Phelps (Andrea) of Charlotte and Corrie Ann Phelps Daves (Julius) of Raleigh; 2 grandchildren, Levi and Gracen Clodgo; 5 siblings, Bud Phelps (Barbara) of Mocksville, Colene Miller of Cooleemee, Sylvia Reavis of Siler City, Mary Alice Straney (Dennis) and J.W. Phelps (Liz), all of Mocksville; a brother-in-law, Andy Smith of Advance; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Webb officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive  friends from 6-8:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11 at the funeral home.

Memorials: Storehouse for Jesus, 675 E. Lexington Road, Mocksville; or charity of donor’s choice.