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Jerry Thomas Phelps

September 26, 1952 ~ July 27, 2018 (age 65)

Funeral services for Jerry Thomas Phelps, 65, of Davenport will be 11 am Wednesday, August 8, at Orr’s Mortuary, Rock Island.  He departed this life on July 27 at the Aledo Health Care Center, Aledo, IL.  Burial will be at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal.

Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until service time on August 8 at Orr’s Mortuary.

He was born September 26, 1952 in Metroplis, IL the son of Fines E. and Lillia Mae (Ray) Phelps, Sr.

Mr. Phelps served in the US Navy.  He married Shirley Donelson on February 23, 1983 in Rock Island.  He was a member of Church of Christ. 

He was a semi-truck driver.  He also played percussion for Morris Day and The Time and Midnight Star.  He enjoyed music and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley and daughters, Desi Phelps, E. Moline an Mylla Phelps, Mississippi and seven grandchildren.

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