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William Clarence Phelps

posted Sep 3, 2020, 8:59 AM by Sapona District   [ updated Sep 3, 2020, 9:00 AM ]
William “Bill” Clarence Phelps, 74, of Salisbury, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at the W. G. Hefner VA Medical Center.

Born April 30, 1946 in Rowan County, he was the son of the late Lucille Lankford Phelps and William C. Phelps, Sr.

He was educated in the Davie County schools, graduated from Davie County High School, Class of 1965 and attended Rowan Cabarrus County Community College.
Mr. Phelps was a veteran of the US Army Reserves.

Mr. Phelps was employed for Fiber Industries, later becoming Hoechst Celanese before retiring.

He was a member of Corinth Church of Christ, served as an Assistant Cub Scout Master and Assistant Boy Scout Master at Bethel Lutheran Church and Central United Methodist.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years, Rebecca “Becky” Boyd Phelps; daughter, Melanie Harrison and husband PJ of Cleveland, TN; son, William “Scott” Phelps of Charlotte; sisters, Mary McClamroch and husband Bryant of Harmony, Peggy Cromer of Woodleaf; brothers, Marvin Phelps and fiance’ Twila Martin of Cleveland and Charlie Phelps and wife Dena of Mocksville; and he was a loving Pop Pop to his grandchildren, Camille Harrison, Julian Harrison and Lyla Harrison.


Day is done, gone the sun
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
All is well, safely rest
God is nigh.

Fading light dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar, drawing near
Falls the night.

Thanks and praise for our days
Neath the sun, neath the stars, neath the sky
As we go, this we know
God is nigh.