Age 67, passed away August 24, 2016. He was born April 9, 1949, in Lansing. John served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam war. He worked as an insurance agent and co-owner at Producer’s Exchange (a special hazard insurance company in Texas). When he returned to Michigan, he worked for MPC Lumber, retiring in 2007. John was a member of the American Legion posts in Holt and Charlotte, and was an avid golfer.
Surviving are: daughter, Charlene (Chris) Smith; sons, Bradley (Inna) Phelps and Jay Phelps; he was a very special “Pa” to 5 grandchildren, Kylie, Peyton, Ethan, Alexis and Robby. He is also survived by his mother, Margaret Phelps; 3 sisters, Sue (Tad) Duemler, Bobbie (Jack) Turner and Sherry Mulvaney; many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Phelps.
The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2016, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. His family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 – 8 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to Buck Reasoner Post #238 American Legion.