Calvin Elwood Phelps, 80, of Mount Airy, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at home.
Born Nov. 22, 1932, in Dayton, he was the son of the late Dorothy K. and George Elwood Phelps. He was the husband of Virginia Louise Phelps.
He was an employee of C&P Telephone, and then Bell Atlantic, for 35 years. He was a veteran of the Air Force, serving as a jet engine mechanic. He also spent 20 years working at Mount Airy Ace Hardware.
He was known to always be willing to lend a helping hand and made many friends during his lifetime. He enjoyed working with his hands, anything inside or out. He also enjoyed his backyard pond, fishing, traveling with Virginia, the Orioles and Ravens, and most of all spending time with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Gregory C. Phelps and wife Patricia, of New Market, Carolyn A. Best and husband Larry, of Jefferson, and Linda K. Hiepler and husband Marshall, of Mount Airy; stepchildren Zandra Kramer and husband Charles II, of Glenwood and Glenna Sixkiller, of Mount Airy; grandchildren Michael Phelps, Andrew Phelps, Rebecca Wilmoth and husband Dave, Thomas Best, Daniel Best, Sarah Best, Tyler Hanan, Katie Hanan, and Shawn Hanan; great-grandchildren Bradley Phelps, Brandon Phelps, and Dominic Rossi Phelps; step-grandchildren Charles Kramer III and Lauren Cummings; a brother-in-law, Rich Fleishman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sisters Lucile Grimes, Janet Deller and Gloria Fleishman.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Friendship Baptist Church, 1391 Sykesville Road, Sykesville, with the Rev. Mark Massey officiating. Interment will be in Mount View Cemetery in Marriottsville.
Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of Frederick, 516 Trail Ave., Suite C, Frederick, MD 21702.
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