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Gerald A. Phelps

Gerald A. Phelps, 72, of New Castle passed away Monday, August 6, 2018 at his home. He was born September 21, 1945 in New Castle to the late Arthur Thomas and Clyde Opal (Murray) Phelps.

He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam from 1963 – 1967. Gerald retired from Chrysler Corp. in 2000 after 33 years of service. He is a member of the American Legion post #137 and VFW post 1282, where he served as a trustee. Gerald enjoyed spending time in the garage and traveling. He had a great sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Tina (Griffey) Phelps; daughter, Karla (Rod) Jester of Losantville; son, Derek Phelps of Bloomfield; four grandchildren, Brittany (Tony) Martin of Millville, Megan (Bon) Disborough of Hartford City, Kara Jester of Losantville and Sophie Phelps of Bloomfield; four great-grandchildren, Maddison, Tucker, Aiden and Lindy; brother, Melvin (Ruth) Phelps of Mt. Summit; mother-in-law, Bonnie Griffey of Losantville; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Phelps; brother, Thomas Phelps; father-in-law, Ralph Griffey and brother-in-law, Glenn Griffey.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with military rites conducted by the U.S. Marines and VFW. Visitation will be from 4 – 8 p.m. Thursday, August 9th, at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be sent to the VFW Post 1282, 205 N. 16th St., New Castle, IN 47362. You may express condolences or share a memory of Gerald at www.hinsey-brown.com.