Marvin Leon Phelps

first_imgMarvin Leon Phelps, 70, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away at 11:53 PM, Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at Blake Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, FL. Marvin was born in Shopville, KY on March 17, 1946, a son of Helen (Bales) Phelps, of Rising Sun, IN and the late Orville Lee Phelps. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion Post 59 and Legion Rider. Marvin was also a faithful member of the Rising Sun First Baptist Church.  He worked as a truck driver for several years and retired from Crum Trucking in Batesville, IN. He was the husband of Saundra  (Runyan) Phelps. Marvin and Sandy were married in Newport, KY on July 13, 1974. They were married nearly 42 years. Riding his motorcycle was Marvin’s passion and he also enjoyed hunting deer and turkey. He made friends wherever he went.  Marvin was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.Marvin is  survived by his wife, Saundra Phelps of Rising Sun, IN; by his mother, Helen Phelps of Rising Sun, IN; by a daughter, Rochella G. Phelps, of Butler, KY; by three sons, Marvin Leon Phelps, Jr. (Annette), of Harrison, OH; Richard Lee Phelps (Sarah), of Issaquah, WA; Robert C. Zehner (Melissa), of Bakersfield, CA; by 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; by four sisters, Diane Salyers, of Rising Sun, IN; Vickie Shelton, of Cincinnati, OH; Nina Dickerson, of Cincinnati, OH; Julie Courter (Donnie), of Rising Sun, IN. Marvin was preceded in death by his father Orville Lee Phelps and by a daughter Kimberly Phelps.A celebration of life service will be held at 7 PM, Wednesday, June 29 at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Rev. Jim Jenkins officiating. Military services by the Rising Sun American Legion Color Guard will be held immediately following. Visitation will be Wednesday 3-7 PM  at Markland Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun American Legion. marklandfuneralhome.comlast_img read more