Celebration of Life Services for Floyd Phelps, 88, of Champaign, formerly of Urbana, will be at 12 p.m., Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign.
Visitation will be one hour before the service. Speaker Gary Schaefer will officiate. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.
Mr. Phelps passed away at 10:55 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at his home. He was born March 14, 1923, in Longview, Ill., a son of Charles Christopher and Virgie Mae (Riddle) Phelps.
He married Ruth Margaret Moyer on Dec. 7, 1941. She preceded him in death on May 26, 1994. Also preceding him in death were his parents, one sister, and two brothers.
He is survived by a son, Bobby F. Phelps, a daughter, Margaret A. (Ronald) Allen, both of Champaign; three brothers, Gene Phelps, Wayne Phelps, both of Thomasboro, and James K. Phelps, of Urbana; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchiildren, and four step-great-great-grandchildren.
Before his retirement Mr. Phelps was a bus driver for 44 years, employed by Illini Swallow Lines.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Phelps’ name may be made to Provena-Covenant Hospice, 1501 Interstate Dr., Suite C., Champaign, IL 61822.
Online condolences to the family may be offered at www.HeathandVaughn.com.
The Phelps Family,
We were unable to come to support our family during this difficult event. We know that Grandpa is resting awaiting the day when Jesus will resurrect him into paradise earth. Until then, we pray that all of us remain faithful ’til the end.
You're in our prayers.
We send our Love,
Ron and Melody Allen
Great-Grandpa Phelps was a wonderful man. Only a few memories come to mind about getting to know him. But I will continue to cherish those moments. And will always look forward to the time when we will get to see him as well as other family members again, thanks to our heavenly father Jehovah. My respects go to all of those in the family, especially those that were closest to Great grandpa Phelps.
Patterson, New York