William Carne Phelps, of Fort Worth, TX, passed from this life August 13, 2014. He was born January 21, 1933 in Oak Park, IL, to William C. Phelps and Edith Jackson Phelps.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife of 51 years, Lois, his brother Jack, and a daughter-in-law, Deborah. He is survived by his wife, Velma, and his children Dave (Gaybeth), Bill (Kristi), Joy Vroonland (David), and John (Jennifer), and his sister Betsy. He also had 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, all of whom have been very close and supportive through the years.
A gifted jeweler for 25 years, he started working in a tent in New Hampshire, and had jewelry stores in Plano, TX and Naples, FL. He could make anything with his hands, and was a fine craftsman and artist, making radio controlled airplanes, furniture and violins. His greatest joy was his family and friends, and little dog Sammie, all of whom will remember him as being very quick with a joke and a smile. He will be dearly missed, but will always be in our hearts.
Celebration of life will be at 2pm, Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5871 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney, TX. Memorials may be made to World Vision.
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