Harvey Kevin Phelps

August 24, 1954 ‒ July 18, 2017

Marengo, Ohio

Harvey Kevin Phelps 62 of Marengo passed away Tuesday July 18, 2017 at the Morrow County Hospital in Mt. Gilead.

He was born August 24, 1954 in Delaware, Ohio one of 14 children of the late Harvey & Carrie (Adkins) Phelps.

Kevin attended and graduated from Hayes High School, and attended East Side Mission Church. From the age of 15 Kevin worked in plumbing & heating, eventually owning and operating Phelps Plumbing & Heating.

Left to cherish his memory are sons Shannon (Heather) Long, and Scotty Boster; brothers Wayne (Karen) Phelps, Jeff (Helen) Phelps, and Keith (Cheryl) Phelps; sisters Ella (Tony) Loudermilk, Linda (Don) Patrick, Beverly Beam, Faith Ann Richardson, Elaine (Brad) Wilson, Wyvonna (Kenny) Calhoun, Wyvetta Davenport, Rebecca (Mark) Rucker, and Milisa Hilt; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brother Greg Phelps; sister Barbara Jean Phelps; nephews Greg and Harvey Tapp; best friend Elmer Quinn.

Kevin enjoyed shooting pool, a variety of music, and singing. He also enjoyed watching The Ohio State Buckeyes Football team. His family and those close to him will remember the love he had for his family, and how faithful and reliable he always was.

Pastor Andy Freeman will officiate funeral services 6:00 p.m. Friday July 21, 2017 at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday July 22, 2017 at Marlborough Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed towards the funeral home to assist the family with arrangements.

To share a fond memory or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is serving the Phelps family .

  • After we heard the news last night we sat and thought of all the good times. Kevin was a friend to all. The Phelps family and the Bump family have intertwined since early childhood. The joy we all shared listening to Harvey play the banjo and all the kids laughter is a great memory to cherish. Kevin’s love for his family was in his heart always and his laughter still rings in our ears.
    Kevin more than once saved my plumbing disasters and never once said “Bumpy stick to laying bricks”.
    Like all the Phelps kids, he was a true friend. He will be so missed. Knowing that he and Quincy are together again being their ornery selves, brings a smile to our face. The trouble they could cause but never hurt anyone.
    Please accept our condolences and love. Thank you for sharing Kevin with us all.
    Love always,
    Ed and Sue Bump

  • I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I have known him for years. He was always a nice guy, always willing to help a friend. He will be missed. Prayers for family and friends.

  • So sorry to here this news
    I will never forget the nite Kevin, my husband and I sang songs all nite long. He will b missed by many. Prayers to his family and friends

  • I just can’t believe this. We became friends on FB recently and he called me. We caught up on the family and had a great phone call. So sad to hear this. Many prayers to a family that I remember so well.

  • will never forget the time in the early 70’s while we were still at Hayes, Harvey, J.R. Allen and myself planned on running away to California. Just because we had some really dumb idea’s doesn’t mean we didn’t have a good time. R.I.P. old friend, prayer’s for you and your family.

  • So sorry to hear this..Kevin n i have been friends for alot of years. Him n my dad were great friends to. Kevin always helped dad out when ever he could. Had alot of fun over the years w kevin. Could always make me laugh. Will be dearly missed……

  • Wow! Kevin helped witth many a plumbing problems that Mary and I had over the years. He will be sadly missed. The thing I think we’ll miss the most is his infectious laugh….

  • Donnie and Linda so sorry to hear about your lost. My prayers are with you during this time. Just remember when you see a cardinal it is someone from heaven to let you know of their LOVE.

  • My condolence to all the Phelps Family. Last time I went to Ohio with my Mother Mable Phelps. We saw Kevin he was so sweet and friendly like no time had passed. I remember him as a child with energy like the energized bunny. He was always a ball of fun…he will be missed.

    Cousin Tricia Phelps

  • I have known Kevin for quite some time. Such a wonderful kind big hearted man
    He always brought a smile to my face and always made me laugh. My condolences to his family. So sorry for your loss. May you Kevin rest peacefully in heaven. I will surely miss you buddy. And always gave me good conversations that always ended in a laugh. Xoxo lots of love my friend

  • I (Earnie Meade Jr.), knew Kevin briefly. . .but what I know of him will be remembered fondly! He was cooler than cool, and seemed like he really enjoyed life to the fullest! His love for music is what connected us, but his friendship grew to much more! So to all his family and friends, we mourn together! Much love and respect!

  • Our deepest sympathy to all of the Phelps family , Dave and I only knew Harvey through Wyvetta .
    She has become part of our family , so her family is ours also. Our deepest sympathies thoughts and prayers are with The whole family and God bless . Much love Jean and David Leathery and Barbara Crook

  • How deepest sympathy to all the Phelps family . We only knew Harvey through Wyvetta . She has become a part of our family . Our thought and prayers are with all of the Phelps family , May God bless
    Jean & Dave
    Barbara crook

  • I’m so sorry to hear about Kevin’s passing. I graduated with him in 1972 and was married to a good friend of his,Jim Milliron.. R.I.P., Kevin. Cindy Moore