John Randell Phelps, 53, of Bowling Green, Ky. passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Medical Center of Bowling Green. He was born in Fort Knox, Ky. on December 24, 1965 to the late Rufard Lee and Rose Mary Jewell Phelps. John was retired from Houchens Industries and loved to sew. He was preceded in death by his parents; four nephews and two nieces; grandmother Bobbie Jean Lay and uncle Stanley William Lay, Jr.
John is survived by husband Dewayne Whitlow of Bowling Green; mother in law Linda Whitlow of Bowling Green; sisters Mary Ruth Jones (Wayne) of Morgantown, Mary Ann Burns ( Charles) of Portland Tn., Mary Jane Haynes (Chuck) of Bowling Green, Mary Sue Fulton (Mike) of Cromwell, Mary Theresa Embry of Central City, Mary Michelle Walton of Beaver Dam, Mary Blanche Phelps (Stevie) Bowling Green; brothers Michael Phelps (Lana) of Fort Myers, Fl., Julian Anthony Phelps (Jo) of Utica, Rufard Phelps (Michele) of Hartford, Christopher Owen Phelps (Dee) of Morgantown and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 15 at 2pm at Smith Funeral Home with Michael Phelps officiating. Burial will follow in the Grant Phelps Cemetery. Visitation will begin Thursday, March 14 from 4-8pm and Friday 8am until time of service.