Charles F. Phelps
Charles F. Phelps, 91, of Springfield, died at 11:20 am, Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at his home. He was born May, 4, 1926 in Clinton, IL to Charles Asa and Louise Murdock Phelps. He married Catherine R. Phelps on January 10, 1970 and she preceded him in death on June 30, 2016.
Survivors include one son-in-law, David Ratliff of Cantrall; one grandson, Brian (Dawn) Ratliff of Athens; four great grandchildren, Melissa, Katlyn, Brady and Mackenzie Ratliff and one nephew, Gregory Phelps of Pekin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one daughter, Gail Ratliff; one granddaughter, Trisha Ratliff; one sister, Rosemary and one brother, Joseph.
Charles was a United States Air Force veteran. He retired from the Illinois State Police.
Graveside Service: 11 am, Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Camp Butler National Cemetery with Reverend Jim Isaacson officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Inter Veteran’s Burial Detail of Sangamon County.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.