John Ott Phelps, 76, of Whitesboro, Texas was called to his eternal home on February 16, 2021.
John was born on January 29, 1945 in Olney, Texas to Earnest Floyd Sr. and Margie Ruth (Mayo) Phelps. He served proudly in the United States Army. John married Judy McKenzie on August 22, 1964 in Whitesboro, Texas. He was a retired machinist and owner of J&S Cabinet doors. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Whitesboro. John enjoyed fishing, hunting and flying. He loved his family and enjoyed hosting fish fries. He was a man always up for a challenge.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Judy Phelps of Whitesboro; son, Steven Eric Phelps and wife, Sandra of Whitesboro; daughter, Johnna A. Taylor of Whitesboro; grandchildren, Erika Goodwin and husband, Chaz of Denison; Kristen E. Phelps of Denison; Dale Bailey of Whitesboro; Blythe Driggers of Whitesboro; Blayne Driggers of Whitesboro; Ashley Phelps of Whitesboro; McKenzie Phelps of Whitesboro; Haley Phelps of Whitesboro; great-grandchildren, Kinley Mitchell of Denison; Avereigh Goodwin of Denison; Sawyer Kerr of Whitesboro; Harper Goodwin of Denison; sister, Linda Wilson and husband, Bill of Whitesboro; as well as many nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest and Margie Phelps Sr., brother Earnie Phelps Jr., and sister Carroll Hale.
Pallbearers will be Dale Bailey, Chris Rich, Blayne Driggers, John Hernandez, Chaz Goodwin and Brian Phelps.
Funeral services honoring John will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro, officiated by Bro. Larry Goodwin. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro. No formal visitation is scheduled.