Obituary for James Phelps Sr.
Phelps, James S. Sr. "Chief", age 90, of Dayton, passed away at his home on March 23, 2017. He is preceded by his parents, Hairm and Pearl Phelps; sisters, Betty Terhune and Nellie Martin; brother, Vola Phelps Jr., and his son, James "Jimmy" Phelps Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Jewell Baker Phelps; grandchildren: James Phelps III (Shawna) of Middletown, Shannon McGuire (Brian) of Paris, KY, and Lacy Madison of Dayton; 7 great-grandchildren, special nephew, Doug Martin and numerous other nieces and nephews. Chief retired from the U.S. Navy Reserve with over 41 years of active duty service. He was a proud WWII, Korean and Vietnam veteran. Chief also retired from Delco Moraine Division of GM after his time in the service. He was a member of John W. Durst Lodge 716 and Valley of Dayton Scottish Rite. Funeral Services will take place at 10:00am on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home, 5555 Philadelphia Dr. Dayton, OH 45415, with Rev. Pamela Gaylor officiating. Burial will follow at Polk Grove Cemetery. Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 5:00pm until 6:00pm on Monday, March 27, 2017. Memorial contributions may be made in the memory of James “Chief” Phelps Sr. to Vitas Hospice or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerhazelsnider.com.