Jerry Allen Phelps

April 29, 2021

Jerry Allen Phelps, a longtime resident of the Meridian area peacefully passed away on Friday morning,  April 23, 2021 at his home.  A funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 27 at Prairie Hill Church Of Christ, with Mario Pineda officiating.  Interment followed at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. 

Jerry was born Sept. 29, 1946 in Hartshorne to David A. and Myrle E. (Ivie) Phelps.  He and Sandra Straily were united in marriage on May 26, 1967 in Wilburton.  They have been residents of this community for over 46 years. He was a member of the Prairie Hill Church Of Christ.  He worked for Union Pacific Railroad for many years before his retirement. Jerry received the Pat Bowles Spirit Of Relay Award.  He loved playing marbles with his wife, sister, and brother-in-law; he also loved spending time with his family.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, woodworking, and fixing things. He truly loved being a Papa.

He is survived by his wife Sandi, of the home; his daughters: Paula Phelps, and Sharon Brooke and husband Matthew;  Kim Gilley and husband Kenny; Teah  Morrison and husband Curtis; and Nora (Peanut) Peet and husband Larry; brother, Wayne Phelps; a sister Elsie Anderson and husband Cecil; his grandchildren: Amanda Barraza and husband Paul, Charyl Winslett and Luke Barraza,Courtney Brooke, Syvana Stegall and husband Kyle, Casey Warren, Geweleyana Brooke, Kolten McKinnis and wife Amanda; Windy Yackeschi;  Charles McKinnis;   his great grandchildren: Daton Winslett, Falictiy Stegall, Jase Stegall, Abigail McKinnis, and soon to arrive, Ezekiel Brooke. Also, extended family and partners in crime, Tym and Toshia Quintero;  family friend, Gena Turkett,  and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, David and Myrle Phelps; his siblings: David and Edith Phelps, Jack and Marie Baxter, Jean and Grover Reed, George Phelps, Pee Wee and Haskel Daugherty, Junior Phelps, and  sister in law Linda Phelps; great-grandson Killian Stegall; his father in law and mother in law, Floyd and Geneva Straily; extended family Andrew and Cindy Stumblingbear; numerous nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Ross Turkett, with whom he loved sitting on the front porch.

Serving as pallbearers will be Tym Quintero, Matthew Brooke, Paul Barraza, Luke Barraza, Kyle Stegall, and Delbert Reed.

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