ASHTABULA — William “Les” Phelps, age 73, of Ashtabula, Ohio, formerly of Conneaut, Ohio, died Thursday morning, April 18, 2013, at Ashtabula County Medical Center.
He was born June 9, 1939, in Ashtabula, the son of Lyle and Betty (Bear) Phelps.
A lifelong area resident, Les was an Ashtabula High School graduate and was employed in health care as a C.N.A. He worked at the former Inn-Conneaut Health Center for 16 years.
Les enjoyed fishing, model airplanes and cars.
Survivors include two sons, S/Sgt. Gregory (Stacy) Phelps of San Antonio, Texas and Edward (Linda) Phelps of Rock Hill, S.C.; two daughters, April Forbes of Ashtabula, Ohio and Leslie (Rab) Dalrymple of Conneaut, Ohio; a brother, Chuck (Wanda) Phelps of Mansfield, Ohio; and numerous grandchildren and more distant relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Janet (Hawes) Phelps in 2000; a daughter, Kristy Phelps; and two sisters, Barbara Clark and Sandy Brady.
Graveside Services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 23rd, in Glenwood Cemetery, Conneaut, with the Rev. David Hines, of Kingsville First Baptist Church, officiating.
Calling Hour will be from 12 Noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, at MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Marcy Funeral Home. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Please sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.