Donald Ray Phelps, 75 of Mannington passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at Evansville Select Specialty Hospital. Born June 23, 1946, to the late James Monroe and Charlena (Gamblin) Phelps of Nortonville. He attended Star of Bethlehem Church, worked as a truck driver throughout his life and was the Fire Chief for Mannington Fire Department for many years. Donald played the guitar and loved gospel music. He was a hunter, whatever was in season at the time, and he loved horses. A good man, loving heart, and proud of his family.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by 4 sisters, Estella Duncan, Rena Moore, Eva Allen and Katie Phelps; 2 brothers, Bill and Jimmy Phelps; and daughter-in-law, Crystal Shumaker.
Survived by his wife of 53 years, Dianna Shumaker Phelps; sons, Monte Shumaker of Nortonville and Scotty (Phyllis) Phelps of St. Charles; 3 grandchildren, Johnathan Oliver, Danial Phelps and April Phelps; 6 great-grandchildren, Kammeron Ferguson, Mathyus Phelps, Gavin Phelps, Coyten Oliver, Kencaide Oliver and Lincoln Oliver; sister, Rita Stokes of White Plains; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Service will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville with Bro. Mark Shumaker, Bro. W.H. Shumaker, Bro. Brad Giffin and Bro. Ross Burns officiating. Burial to follow at Shaw Cemetery. Donald's nieces will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m.
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