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Robert Charles (Bob) Phelps

of Maumelle, AR, 1946 - 2019

Robert Charles (Bob) Phelps of Maumelle, passed away at home April 30, 2019. He was born July 8, 1946 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas to the late Paul and Jamie Phelps. Bob was a 1964 graduate of Arkadelphia High School and 1968 graduate of Ouachita Baptist University. He served in the U.S. Army on active duty in Stuttgart, Germany and continued his Service in the Reserves upon his return, achieving the rank of Captain. He worked as a District Sales Manager with Southern Farm Bureau Insurance until his retirement in 1999.
Bob spent his teen and young adult years boating on Lake DeGray, playing 60's folk music on the guitar and picking apples in Washington State. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing almost weekly until recent years. He was a founding member of the "Thirteen Ponders" at Maumelle Country Club and treasured the friendships he made there. Bob was fortunate to have traveled extensively with his family and dear friends and was at his happiest watching his grandsons play football.
Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lane Deese Phelps; daughters, Ashley McNeely (Van) and Megan Granberry (Chris); three grandsons (Lane, Tucker & Dawson Granberry); 3 step-grandsons (Hunter Caples, Michael & Taylor McNeely); sister, Terri Van Houten; and a host of extended family. He was preceded in death by his beloved rescue lab, Barney.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, May 5th at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Maumelle, 1201 Edgewood Dr., Maumelle, Ark. followed by a Celebration of his Life at Maumelle Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maumelle Friends of the Animals, P.O. Box 13061, Maumelle, Ark. 72113. Online guestbook:

Published May 3, 2019

Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-224-8300