RICHARD C. "DICK" PHELPS

RICHARD C. "DICK" PHELPS, 82, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 15, 1930, in South Bend, Ind., he was a 1948 graduate of South Side High School, Fort Wayne. He went on to graduate from Purdue University in 1953 with a BA Degree in Forestry. He then went on to serve his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. After returning from active service, he married his wife, Judy E. (Potts) Phelps on Nov. 9, 1957. He retired from Raytheon Communications in 1999 after 17 years as a Material Systems Specialist. He had also worked nine years at Magnavox Consumer Division prior. Dick was a longtime member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church and the Hughes Defense Communications Club of Indiana. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Judy E. Phelps; four children, Dan Phelps of Orlando, Fla. Jeff Phelps of Fort Wayne, Alisa Phelps of Rochester, N.Y., and Carrie Phelps of Indianapolis; a granddaughter, Erin Martinez of South Bend; two sisters, Jeanne Klug of Dayton, Ore. and Kay Mann of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred C. (Dare); father, Wendell C.; stepmother, Dorothy J. Phelps; and brother, Wayne Phelps. A funeral service to celebrate Dick's life is 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Chapel, 1140 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Friends and family may also gather to share and remember from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial will follow service in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given the , the , or the Allen County Cancer Society.

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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Lakeside Park
1140 Lake Ave Fort Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 426-9494

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 6, 2013