John ‘Rick’ Phelps

Published 7:47 am Sunday, May 27, 2018

John “Rick” Phelps, 64 of Mocksville died on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at his home.

Born April 4, 1954 in Statesville, he was the son of the late Jettie Mae Murphy Phelps and John Alfred Phelps. He was educated in the Davie County schools and graduated from Davie High School, Class of 1972. Mr. Phelps was employed for Hoechst Celanese for 37 years before retiring in 2008. He attended Victory Baptist Church and was a member of the Mocksville Masonic Lodge 134 AF&A M  and the Oasis Temple.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Timothy Alan Phelps on Feb. 1, 2015.

Survivors: his wife of 33 years, Robin Hall Phelps, whom he married May 17, 1985; a son, Andy Phelps and wife Sue of Kannapolis; a step-son, Ted Moore of Tallahassee, Fla.; a brother, Mark Phelps of Mocksville; and a grandson, Joseph Phelps of Grundy, Va.

A memorial service will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27 at Victory Baptist Church, Cooleemee with the Rev. Shelby Harbour officiating. Masonic Rites will be conducted by the Mocksville Masonic Lodge. The family will receive friends following the memorial service.

Memorials: Masonpc Home for Children, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC  27566; or Forsyth Hospice/Palliative Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103.