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C. John Phelps

January 6, 1943 — October 25, 2022


     C. John Phelps, age 79, of Ovid, MI, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at Shiawassee County Medical Care Facility in Owosso, MI.

     A Celebration of John's Life will be held at a later date. .

     John was born in Ovid, Michigan on January 6, 1943 the son John C. and Edith W. (Robinson) Phelps.  He was a graduate of Elsie High School with the Class of 1963.  John loved fishing, was an avid Detroit Lions and Tiger fan, he also loved MSU Sports. He married Nina M. Walker on October 4, 1969 in Owosso, MI, and she survives him.

     He is survived by his wife Nina Phelps, of Ovid, MI; daughter Tracie and Edward Stewart of Aubrey, TX; son Brad Phelps of Ovid, MI; son Ryan and Bridget Phelps of Frisco, TX; six grandchildren: Kaylee Phelps, Kendra and Justin Hayes, Austin Stewart, Khyra, Elysse and Avynn Phelps; two great-grandchildren: Beckett Phelps and Pepper Hayes; brother Arthur Phelps of Florida; sister Sandra Kimmel of Brant, MI; two sisters-in-law: Deena Knutson and Darlene Patten; brother-in-law Brett Walker.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws: Ray and Gerrie Walker and grandson Michael Stewart.

     Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family.  Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid, Michigan.

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