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Joe "JV" Phelps

Obituary for Joe "JV" Phelps

January 22, 1931 - September 17, 2019
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 88


Joe V. "JV" Phelps, 88, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, September, 17, 2019 at Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehab. Born January 22, 1931 in Butler County to the late Noah and Golda Duke Phelps, Mr. Phelps grew up one of eight children. The years have now reduced their number to only two, leaving his brother, Larry Phelps (Liz) and sister, Deloris Rhoads (Terry). Along with them, those left to cherish Joe's memory include his devoted and loving wife of 69 years, Deloris Felty Phelps and their two daughters, Melissa Connor (Roger) of Stanley and Sharon Castlen (Jimmy) of Owensboro. His five grandchildren include Christa Dukate (Randy), Brian Connor, Brent Castlen, Shelly Castlen, and Blake Castlen along with six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joe, or "JV" as many knew him, loved to hunt and fish and spend time doing yard work. He was employed for 39 years as a warehouse manager at Owensboro Canning Co. before they closed their doors. JV was a Christian man who was outgoing and friendly to all he met. He loved his family and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the caring staffs at Heartford House and Twin Rivers.

The funeral service will be 2:00 pm Friday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with visitation from 11:00 until time of service. Burial will follow at Scherer Cemetery in Stanley.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathen's Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.

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Owensboro, KY 42303
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