July 16, 1943 - January 1, 2018
HOWARD GLENN PHELPS, AGE 74 and a resident of Thomas died at 2:10 pm Monday January 1, 2018 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a former tugboat captain for Devall Towing and Boat Services Inc. Glenn began working on tugboats at 18 years of age and worked them throughout his life. Even after retiring he continued in a part-time capacity for a total of 56 years of service. He planted a garden each year and hoed the ground every day that he could to insure that the plants would be successful, and they always were. Glenn also enjoyed cooking for his family and friends and working outside. He was a longtime member of First United Pentecostal Church of Franklinton.
Survived by: Wife of 51 years: Kathleen Cox Phelps of Thomas; Son and Daughter in law: Raymond Glen and Geneen Phelps of Thomas; Daughter and Son in law: Robyn and Bobby Story of Thomas; 8 Grandchildren: Brandon Phelps, Dusty Phelps, Jaden Story, Jessieuna Story, Christian Story, Bethany Story, McKaylin Story, McKaya Story; Special Nephew and Niece: Wayne and Nikki Hunt
He was preceded in death by his parents Enoch Phelps and Lela Mae Foster Phelps.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday January 4th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Friday at First United Pentecostal Church from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Friday with Rev. John Mark Franklin, Rev. Charles Ray Creel and Rev. Raymond Meyers officiating. Burial will follow in the Nobles Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jody Cox, Zack Phelps, Joe O’Bryant, Wayne Hunt, T.J. Cox, Dewayne Broom
Honorary Pallbearers: Dale Cox, Jerry McDaniel, Cody Phelps, Shane Cox, Bryan O’Bryant