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Noah Phelps, Jr.

December 12, 1927 ~ July 5, 2021 (age 93)


Noah Phelps, Jr., 93, of Beaver Dam, KY passed away July 5, 2021 at Dogwood Estates, LLC in Beaver Dam under the care of Hospice. He was born December 12, 1927 in McHenry, KY to the late Noah Phelps, Sr. and Lillian Beck Phelps.

Aside from his parents, Noah was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Jane (Janie) Taylor Phelps, his son Gregory Dale Phelps, sisters, Lucille Kelly, Natoma Raymond and a brother Conrad Phelps.

Noah was a longtime member of the Beaver Dam Baptist Church where he was a deacon and served on the church cemetery board for many years.

He was a graduate of Central Park High School in McHenry, KY in the class of 1945 and Bryant-Stratton Business College, Louisville, KY. He served in the US Army from 1946-1947.

Noah retired from 1st KY Bank in 1992. He also served as Senior Vice President, Trust Officer and Director of the Beaver Dam Deposit Bank (now Limestone Bank). He worked in the banking industry for 45 years.

He was a member of the McHenry Masonic Lodge #800 for 72 years and served as secretary for 49 years.

Since 1949, he served as a board member and treasurer of the Render Memorial Cemetery in McHenry, KY which he was most proud of.

Noah was past president of Ohio County Chamber of Commerce and the first president of the Central Park School Alumni Association, which he was an active member for many years.      

Noah served as treasurer of the Beaver Dam Little League and the Ohio County Cal Ripken Baseball League for many years. In 2005, the baseball field at Beaver Dam Elementary School was named “Phelps’ Field” in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Noah Phelps, Jr. for their support of the baseball program in Beaver Dam, KY.

Noah was associated with the former Beaver Dam Furniture Company, Royal Crown Bottling Company, and Central Park Raceway. He served as Trustee of the Myers and Embry Charitable Trust Accounts, distributing funds annually to various non-profit organizations in Ohio County.

Survivors include his sons, Paul K. (Debbie) Phelps and Noah Brianscott Phelps (Arrie Winfield). His grandsons, Nathan Eric (Jennifer) Phelps, Nicholas Blake (Lindsay) Phelps, Jordan Gregory (Dr. Bailey) Phelps, Tyler Clayton (Caitlin) Phelps and Noah Landon Phelps. His great grandchildren, Madison, Henry, Hudson, Harper, Jayven, Yanessa, Alex, Grace, Ella Kate and Pierce.

His sister, Doris Jean Haynes, sister-in-law Carloyn Taylor (Paul) Stewart and his brother-in-law Paul Taylor. Also, his extended family of residents and staff at Dogwood Estates, LLC.                                                                

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, July 9, 2021 at the Beaver Dam Baptist Church with Dr. Glenn Armstrong and Pastor John Cashion officiating. Burial will follow in Render Memorial Cemetery in McHenry, KY with full military honors by Ohio County Honor Guard. Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at William L. Danks Funeral Home on Thursday, July 8, 2021 with a Masonic Service at 7:00 pm. You may also visit from 9:00 am on Friday until the time of service at the Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family request expressions of sympathy be made to Render Memorial Cemetery, P.O. Box 81, McHenry, KY 42354; the Noah Phelps, Jr. Central Park Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 218, McHenry, KY 42354; or Hospice of Ohio County, 1211 Old Main St., Hartford, KY 42347.

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July 8, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
William L. Danks Funeral Home
222 N. Lafayette Street - P.O. Box 407
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Masonic Service
July 8, 2021

7:00 PM
Masonic Service

Funeral Service
July 9, 2021

11:00 AM
Beaver Dam Baptist Church
343 S. Main Street
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Military Honors
July 9, 2021

12:31 PM
Render Memorial Cemetery
Hwy 62 West
McHenry, KY 42354

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