Charles ‘Charlie’ Granville Phelps

Published 4:01 pm Monday, January 15, 2024

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Mr. Charles “Charlie” Granville Phelps, 70, of Pine Ridge Road, Mocksville, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024 at his home.

He was born on Aug. 16, 1953 in Rowan County to the late William Clarence Phelps Sr. and Sally Lucille Lankford Phelps.

Mr. Phelps was a lifelong member of Corinth Church of Christ in Woodleaf and retired from Martin Marietta as a crusher mechanic. He was a jack of all trades and loved tinkering and fixing things. Mr. Phelps loved spending time with his family, especially at the lake, beach, or mountains. Charlie enjoyed squirrel and bird hunting, fishing, and being outside. He loved “working” with his tractors and backhoe, riding motorcycles, or his RZR, and always had an urge to “go faster”. He was a patient teacher and leader, and his mind was always at work.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William C. Phelps Jr.

Survivors include: his wife of 50 years, Dena Phelps of the home; 2 sons, Charles “Chuck” B. Phelps (Jessica) of Mocksville, and Luke G. Phelps (Lucy) of Harmony; 5 grandchildren, Makayla Phelps, Sydney Phelps, Finley Phelps, Evelyn Phelps, and Navy Phelps; 3 siblings, Marvin W. Phelps (Alexis) of Cleveland, Mary McClamroch (Bryant) of Harmony, and Peggy Cromer of Woodleaf; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 at Corinth Church of Christ in Woodleaf with Mr. Ryan McClannon officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Brittany Nations of Iredell Home Health for the love, care, and support shown to Charlie in his final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for: Corinth Church of Christ, 3570 Needmore Road, Woodleaf, NC 27054; or Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

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