Timothy Phelps

Published 12:35 pm Friday, July 12, 2019

Timothy Lawrence Phelps, 52, a resident of the Lawrence Creek community, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Riverside Medical Center after a lengthy illness, during which he received a kidney transplant from his mother 12 years ago and recently a second kidney transplant from his lifelong best friend Herman Ingram.

Tim was a 1984 graduate of Pine High School and later received a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Southeastern Louisiana University. He was retired after a 25-year career with the Louisiana Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole Division. Tim enjoyed dove and deer hunting and riding his ATV. He liked to play golf and other sports with his sons and friends. Tim always loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by: his wife of 29 years, Daphne Magee Phelps; two sons, Jacob Lawrence Phelps, and Jordan Timothy Phelps and his fiancé McKayla Sandifer, all of Franklinton; father and mother, Daniel Lawrence Phelps and Patricia “Trish” Barber, both of Franklinton; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Daniel “Danny” Willis Phelps and Sherri Phelps, and Yancey Hagen Holmes, all of Franklinton; maternal grandfather, Willis Barber of Franklinton; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Linus and Libby Magee of Franklinton; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kyle and Samantha Magee of Franklinton; nephews and nieces, Connor Holmes, Victoria Luper, Alyssa Phelps, Addyson Phelps, Caroline Holmes, Jonah Holmes, Zachary Holmes and Luke Magee; and also numerous cousins and many wonderful friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard “Dude” Holmes; maternal grandmother, Minnie Belle Barber; and paternal grandparents, Lawrence and Loulie Phelps.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Sunday, July 14, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and after 10 a.m. on Monday, July 15. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. Monday, July 15, with Elder Duane Ball and Elder Don Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow in the Magee Cemetery in the Lawrence Creek community.

Pallbearers will be Mark Barber, Trent Barber, Myron Tullos, Steve Stewart, Mark Stewart, Damon Smith and Herman Ingram. Honorary pallbearers will be his coworkers with Probation and Parole and the Lawrence Creek Boys, the men’s choir he sang with for many years.

Obituaries can be viewed online at www.crainfh.com.