John S. Phelps Sr.

Published 9:58 pm Friday, April 26, 2019

John Stephenson Phelps Sr., 70, of Plymouth, died unexpectedly April 21, 2019 at his residence.

Born in Beaufort County, June 19, 1948, he was the son of the late John W. and Mabel White Phelps. He was married to the former Annie Calloway, who survives.

He was a member of the Plymouth Church of God, loved fishing, hunting and was a member of the Tri County Hunting Club. He enjoyed cooking and coaching his little league baseball team “Organized Labor.”

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Mr. Phelps worked for the Weyerhaeuser Corporation until his retirement.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on April 25 at the Plymouth Church of God. Burial will follow in the family plot in Hillside Memorial Gardens. Jeff Person and William Braswell will officiate.

In addition to his wife, surviving are son Johnny S. Phelps Jr. and wife Jakki of Plymouth; daughter Debbie P. James, and husband Scott of Creswell and grandchildren Ashley James, Parker Phelps, Carly James and Harley James.

He was preceded in death by brothers Tommy Phelps and Robert “Bob” Phelps.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Plymouth Church of God.

Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service at Hampton Academy, where online sympathy messages can be directed to