Franklin Levi Phelps, age 74, Of Howard, passed away on Friday December 1, 2017 at Heart of The Rockies Regional Medical Center. Mr. Phelps was born July 3, 1943 in Ohio to Morris Franklin and Bertha Alice (Christian) Phelps.
Mr. Phelps and his family moved to the area in 1978 from Ohio. He was a member of the Elks Lodge but was most proud of his time as a Howard volunteer fireman and his work as a driver for the Arkansas Valley Ambulance. Mr. Phelps enjoyed riding his Harley Motorcycle, boating, fishing and was always there to help anyone in need.
Mr. Phelps was proceeded in death by his parents, brothers Sherman and Leonard Phelps. He is survived by his wife Linda Phelps of Howard, CO, sons Morris Franklin Phelps of Salida, CO, Mark Phelps of Rock Port, TX, Ronald Lawrence Phelps of Salida, CO, sisters Marcelene Bennett of Ohio, Virginia Maple of California, Norma Denning of Arizona, 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Friends who desire may make memorial contributions to the family through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home. On line condolences may be sent to the family at lewisandglenn.com. Arrangements are with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.