Phelps, Matthew

Written by David Green.

Matthew Phelps, 36, of Morenci, Mich., died Oct. 22, 2012. 

He was born July 4, 1976, in Erie, Pa., the son of Thomas and Betty (Carl) Phelps.

Matt lived in Morenci most of his life. He was formerly employed at the Lake Shore Country Club in Pennsylvania. He was a mechanic, woodworker, and licensed heating and air conditioning serviceman. He loved deer hunting and was an avid fisherman. His favorite pastime was eating Ma Pearl's cooking.

Matt is survived by four sons, Austin, Nathaniel, Dillon, and Mason, all of Pennsylvania; his father, Thomas (and Pearl) Phelps of Morenci; his mother, Betty (and George) Cristo of Erie, Pa.; a sister, Angela Tompkins of Jackson; and four brothers, Bryan Phelps of Erie, Pa., Leslie Tompkins of Morenci, Jonnie Tompkins of Adrian, and Lonnie Tompkins of Morenci.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hobart Carl and John and Ruth Phelps.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Paul Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Fayette Church of the Nazarene for playground equipment.

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