Bobby Joe Phelps, a resident of Calera, Oklahoma, and proud member of the Choctaw Nation, passed from this life Feb. 8, 2020 in Durant at the age of 79. He was born in Durant to Ted Phelps and Lois McDaniel Phelps Sept. 6, 1940. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 22, 2020 at the Highland Chapel at the Highland Cemetery in Durant.


Bobby was married to Ann Curry Phelps and they shared their lives raising their grandchild in the country. Bobby was a man who truly appreciated being outside fishing and hunting. He spent his life caring for his family. Bobby enjoyed driving around on his four-wheeler checking his cows. He cherished his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Mr. Phelps is survived by his son Kenny Phelps of Durant; grandchildren Kim Phelps and wife, Jennifer, of Durant, Falon Nelson and husband, Chris, of Durant; great-grandchildren Harlee Mullens, Jake Mullens, Presley Nelson, Matthew Phelps; stepgrandson Braydon Wright; stepson Billy Countryman of Ardmore, Oklahoma; brother MJ Phelps and wife, Billie Gayle, of Garland, Texas; sister-in-law Marvetta Phelps of Old Allison; niece Gina Harris; nephews Jason Phelps, Rayford Phelps, Jimmy Edelen, Joey Edelen and Tim Phelps; niece Debbie Wells; aunt Dorothy McDaniel; and life-long friend, Kenneth Fields.


Mr. Phelps was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Phelps; parents Ted and Lois Phelps; brother Benny Phelps; and sister Pat Edelen.


Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home in Durant; www.holmescoffeymurray.com.