Harry Walter Phelps

March 31, 1940November 23, 2012

Harry Walter Phelps, 72, of Madison Heights, passed away November 23, 2012. He is survived by his wife, of 46 years, Doris Burge Phelps. Born March 31, 1940, in Campbell Co., he was a son of the late Charlie and Edith Crist Phelps. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Harry Ray Phelps, and Jerry Tyree; a sister, Doris Tedder; and two brothers, William Palmer, and John Gowens. Mr. Phelps was retired from BFI Disposal, after 31 years of service, and was a member of Amazing Grace Ministries. He loved tinkering with cars, and was known for how well he kept them. Survivors also include his children, Ronnie Phelps and wife Niki, of FL, Charles Phelps and wife Becky, of Amherst, Eddie Rose, of Lynchburg, Ricky Phelps, of Thaxton, and Mary Beeson, of Mexico; siblings, Gladys Tyree and husband Bill, of Madison Heights, Ernest Phelps and wife Bessie, of Evington, Joyce Slusser and husband Eddie, of Madison Heights, Cathy Cash and husband Johnny, of Lynchburg, and Becky Leftwich, of Monroe; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to please consider the needs of the family by making contributions to Mrs. Phelps. The family will receive friends Monday, November 26, 2012, from 6-8:00 p.m. at Whitten Monelison Chapel, and at other times at the residence. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the funeral home by the Rev. Bill Evans and the Rev. Sidney Wade. Interment will follow in Virginia Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Monday, November 26, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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December 4, 2012

Doris and family so sorry to hear about Harry
I know you are going to miss him terribly
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Daisy hill and Billy Goodman Lynchburg

November 29, 2012

The Dorcas Ministry of Thomas Terrace Baptist Church wishes to express our sympathy to you and your family. Please contact us if we can be of help during this difficult time. Loved ones may leave you, but memories never will—and those memories become treasures.

Elsie Johns

November 26, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. You both were so good to me when Dewey was sick and passed and I am very grateful for your friendship over the years. He will be missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you be blessed with many loving memories.

November 26, 2012

Prayers and hugs.
Harry will be missed by so many of us.
May God Bless you and our family.
Linda Slusser ( Hurt, VA)

November 26, 2012

Doris and family. So sorry to hear about Harry. He was such a fighter but now he doesn't have to fight anymore and he is in a far better place than we are. We pray that God will comfort all of you in a special way and fill your hearts with many precious memories. Deepest Sympathy
Joe Edith Janet and Kenny

Gail Wilmer

November 25, 2012

Joyce & Family,
We are so sorry about Harry. You & your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
We love you,
Gail Wilmer & Norma Childress

Janet & Ricky Wise

November 25, 2012

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

Larry and Heidi Parker

November 25, 2012

Your finally home Harry we will surely miss you and pray for those who mourn

cathy cash

November 25, 2012

There will be an empty chair at the holiday table this year, but it will be filled with loving memories.harry was a terrific brother.down through the years, he would help to keep my cars running. you are resting with your son, mom, dad, brothers and ,sister. ill miss you. you were a great brother, dad and husband.