Saturday 23 Feb 2019


Gerry Norman Phelps, Sr

February 10, 81,

Gerry Norman Phelps, Sr., age 81, passed away Saturday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Born in Hanover, New Hampshire, he was the son of the late Earl Edward Phelps and Clara Kibbie Phelps. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Phelps and sister, Louise Milne.

A member of Providence United Methodist Church, Gerry was retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 11, Veterans of Foreign Wars Goldsboro Post 2615, Marine Corps League Waynesborough Detachment 1350, Fleet Reserve Association Tar River Branch 204, The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 892, and the Disabled American Veterans Wayne Chapter 45.

A service to celebrate Gerry’s life will be held Saturday at 1:00 pm at Providence United Methodist Church with Rev. James Huskins officiating.

Gerry is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jeanne Phelps; a son, Gerry (Christina) Phelps, Jr.; a daughter, Lisa Phelps; a sister, Susan Lemay; four grandchildren, Gerry Phelps, III, Daniel Phelps, Matthew Phelps and Thomas Phelps.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers that contributions be made in Gerry’s Honor to the Wayne County Veterans & Patriots Coalition to support the Memorial Day Flag and Wreaths Across America programs, Wayne County Veterans & Patriots Coalition, Inc., Brian Volk, Treasurer, 2001-D East Ash Street, Goldsboro, NC 27534

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Phelps family and online condolences may be sent to


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