Major (U. S. Army Retired) Kenneth C. Phelps, age 86, of Arkadelphia, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Arkadelphia. He was born Nov. 4, 1926, in Okolona, the son of the late Bernard and Flossie Covington Phelps. Kenneth served for 25 years in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of WWII, Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. After his military career, he retired from Ouachita Baptist University as a maintenance supervisor.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Phelps; and one sister, Martha Phelps.
Survivors are his wife of over 60 years, Ina Loomis Phelps; two sons, John Randolph Phelps and Joseph Earl Phelps both of Arkadelphia; and three granddaughters.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Lee McGlone officiating. Interment with military honors will be in Okolona Cemetery. Open visitation will be Monday, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Arkadelphia First Baptist Church or a favorite charity. Online guest register is available at www.ruggleswilcox.com.