Obituary of William Phelps
Avoca/Oakfield - William D. Phelps, 70, of Avoca, formerly of Oakfield, passed away suddenly Wednesday, (September 19, 2018) at his home, in Avoca.
Mr. Phelps was born July 31, 1948 in Batavia, a son of the late Virgil E. and Louise E. (Mullen) Phelps.
He attended Oakfield-Alabama school as graduated as valedictorian of his class in 1966. He went on to graduate from Cornell University with a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1970. He was a member of the AGR fraternity and a 40 year member of the Free & Accepted Masons.
He felt bonded to the land, and spent his entire career on Virgil E. Phelps & Sons Farms first at Judge Road in Oakfield and later in Avoca. He served as the bookkeeper in both locations.
Surviving is his sister, Judy (Walt) Stevenson of Madison, WI, and brothers, Donald Phelps of Riviera, FL, and Neil (Teresa) Phelps of Caledonia. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
There will be no visitation. Family and Friends are invited to attend Bill's Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday (September 26, 2018) at the Indian Falls United Methodist Church, 7908 Allegany Road, Corfu. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church. Bill will be laid to rest beside his parents in Reed Cemetery, Oakfield.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave., Oakfield.