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Don Ray Phelps

October 6, 1945 November 4, 2018
Don Ray Phelps
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A Time to be Born
Don Ray Phelps began his earthly journey in Whitewright, TX,
on October 6, 1945, born to Homer L. and Belzater (Spencer) Phelps, Sr.
A Time to Laugh
Fred Douglas High School became Don’s place to learn, laugh, and
grow for 12 years. He excelled on the football field as well as on the
tennis court. Don was a proud graduate of the Class of 1964.
A Time of War
Don served in the United States Marine Corps from 1964 to 1968.
He was also a Vietnam Veteran earning the rank of Sergeant.
A Time to Plant
Don worked at Sherman Oscar Mayer plant until its closure with a
total of 19 plus years.
A Time to Dance
Upon retirement, Don enjoyed his passion of golf. If it was Tuesday
or Thursday morning, he was teeing off with Al and Bill.
A Time to Embrace
When Don came into the knowledge of who Jesus truly was, he
became a faithful member of the Senior Usher Board at Progressive
Baptist Church in Sherman, TX, where he had been a member since
A Time to Love
Don was very devoted to his family and loved ones. Don was
someone who always tried to help whenever he could.
A Time to Die
“For He hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from
heaven did the Lord behold the earth; To hear the groaning of the
prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death.”
Don Ray reached his heavenly destination on November 4, 2018 at
his home in Sherman, surrounded by those that loved him.
A Time to Weep & A Time to Mourn
“Peace I leave with you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let
it be afraid.”
Left with Precious Memories...
Mother: Lois Helen Phelps, Sherman, TX; Daughter: Gwenetta
Phea, (Leaodus), Sherman, TX; Brothers: Homer L. Phelps, Jr.
(Carolyn), Sherman, TX; Robert Fugett (Faye), Anna, TX; Cecil
Douglas (Lisa), Sherman, TX; and Kenneth Phelps of Sherman, TX;
Sisters: Linda Hudson of Sherman, TX; Kimberly Tucker (Donald),
Sherman, TX; and Lora Burton (Eric), Carrollton, TX; Poppy’s
Angels: Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, a host of other relatives,
and a Very Dear Friend.
Special Thanks to his Caregivers...
Heaven Sent Home Health, Margene, Elsie, and Robin.
Home Hospice, Sharon, Toni, Tim, Christina, Al, Robin, Renee,
and Dr. Van.

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10:00 AM 11/9/2018 10:00:00 AM - 6:00 PM 11/9/2018 6:00:00 PM
Cravens Funeral Home

225 W Brockett Street
Sherman, TX 75090

Cravens Funeral Home
225 W Brockett Street Sherman 75090 TX
United States

Life Celebration




11:00 AM 11/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
Progressive Missionary Baptist Church

1101 E. Houston St
Sherman, TX 75090

Progressive Missionary Baptist Church
1101 E. Houston St Sherman 75090 TX
United States

Cemetery Details


West Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

1304 W. Lamar St
Sherman, TX 75090

1304 W. Lamar St Sherman 75090 TX
United States

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