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Harold “Rocky” Phelps

May 7, 1935 - October 21, 2019


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    Loved this man “Rocky” who was a true man of God…his son Gene was a best friend growing up and I recall his father Rocky being one of the calmest , understanding father of a friend I knew at that time…and the support he gave us regarding school, sports girls etc was on point…don’t believe he ever missed a sporting event we were involved in …see you soon Rocky…sure your dancing with Jesus…your long time friend Tony

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      Noele Crawford says

      I’m so very sorry for your loss. Blessings and prayers for your family. Your father was a sweet man.

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    Wanda L Collins says

    I remember Rocky from high school. He also was on the basketball team. He dated my sister in highschool and she too has passed away. He was a nice polite young man. My sympathy to the family

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    Allan & Donna says

    Deeply sorry to have heard of Rock’s passing. Had not heard of why he had been called Rocky, may have thought he had been a boxer not the fastest man in town. I know he was a good father and husband. Our sympathies to Gene, Sharon,Bill and his extended family.

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Harold “Rocky” Phelps, 84, went home to be with the Lord on October 21, 2019. He was born on May 7, 1935 to Isaiah and Lydia Phelps in Morgantown, Kentucky.

Rocky graduated from Central High School in 1954 where he was a track star. He was the fastest man in the city at the time which is where he got his nickname “Rocky” or “Rocket.” After high school, Rocky served his country in the United States Navy for eight years. He worked as a supervisor for 40 years at a plastics company. Rocky loved watching sports, especially basketball, baseball, and track. He enjoyed bass fishing, it was one of his greatest passions. He also loved horses and enjoyed watching the Kentucky Derby. Rocky was a man of the Lord and a member of the Baptist Faith.

Rocky is survived by his children Gene Phelps, Sharon (Jim) Rausch, and Bill (Linda) Hamilton; his grandchildren Brandi House, William (Sarah) Kimble, Jamie (Teddy) Wagner, Danyelle Fenwick, Austin (Megan) Hamilton, and Mikhaila (Derek) Kippenbrock; 12 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and several loving nieces and nephews.

Rocky was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Georgetta Faye Phelps; his brother Jack Phelps; and his parents.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Friday, October 25th at Sunset Funeral Home with a burial to directly follow at Sunset Memorial Park.