Richard W. Phelps

Richard W. Phelps

Suffolk, VA
07.06.1942 - 11.10.2017

Richard W. Phelps, Sr., 75, passed away on November 10, 2017 in Suffolk.


Born in Virginia. He was the son to Lucy and William B. Phelps. He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Patricia A. Phelps.


Mr. Phelps retired as a General Manager for Beach Ford and then went to work for Cavalier Ford to socialize (and sometimes work would happen).


Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his children, Cindy Rohrer and husband, Jim, of Suffolk, Ricky Phelps and wife, Carrie, of Virginia Beach; sister, Connie Napolitano and husband Thomas of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Erich and Lucy Rohrer, Christopher Howard; and a niece, Lydia Weed.


A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM in Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3488 Godwin Blvd, by the Rev. Rob Slingluff. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Phelps memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 291 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA  23462. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. Condolences may be registered below.

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Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church
3488 Godwin Blvd.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


He was a great friend. I will remember him always. Prayers to his family.

Michael Novak

Dick was a great friend and mentor to me. I met him fresh out of the Navy when I was in my early 20's. He was truly a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family whom he always talked about. He loved his grandchildren more than life. He will be truly missed.


Dick was a wonderful caring friend. We shared many wonderful/fun adventures from Hunting trips, flying out to Miami Boat show and talking for hours about everything and nothing.
Dick lived for his two grandchildren, Eric and Lucy and would not let anything get in the way of spending quality time with and talking about them. His loss will leave a big empty place in my life and the life of others....he will be very very missed!. My Prayers to his family.

Steve Haynes

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