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Gary Lee Phelps, Jr.
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
  • Compassion International
    12290 Voyager Parkway
    Colorado Springs, CO 80921

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“I had the pleasure of working with Gary back in the Nippon Express USA days and again while at Ceva. He was truly a visionary in the Logistics...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Dennis Niesmertelny - Dunellen, NJ

2 of 17 | Posted by: Dennis Niesmertelny - Dunellen, NJ

“I knew Gary since we were seven or eight years old playing soccer against each other as boys. We later became team mates in high school on a team...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Fred Schuler - Franklin, TN

“I was lucky to have the greatest brother in law. He lived every day with grace, goodness, kindness, dignity and beauty. And better than Tim McGraws...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Robin Martin Ritchie - Senoia, GA

“I will never forget our time working together. Spreading the word of God with every contact. From the cards you would share to the before meal...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Christine Morgan - Coworker

“I am so saddened to hear of Gary's passing. I had the honor and privilege to work with him at BDP, and we shared many professional relationships. ...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Jason Bergman - Montville, NJ

“My first encounter with Gary was around 1979-1980 when Vicky brought this long-haired hippy looking fellow home with her. I thought, Oh no, who is...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: James and Vera Martin - GA

Gary and Vicky “Gary is my greatest friend. He represents what I would like my kids and grand kids to be like. I father, friend, mentor, leader to note a few. Gary...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Dave Andersen - Phoenix, AZ

“We were so sorry to learn of Gary's passing. When we think back to your years in Peachtree City,we remember Gary as a kind,hard working man who loved...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Lauren Simmonds

“I can say convincingly that I was delighted to know and work with Gary during his time at EGL/CEVA. Gary was a most caring individual, always giving...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Keith Histon - Atlanta, GA

“RIP Gary - You will be missed by many!! I always appreciated your unwavering support, hard work, knowledge and sincerity with all things. My...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Jack - Fort Lauderdale, FL

“I would like to express my condolences to the family. I had the privilege of working with Gary over the past 9 years. Gary was a true business...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Christel Alaimo - Atlanta, GA

“So many pleasant memories of our time together on the soccer field. Our deepest sympathy to Gary's entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Al Lockhart - Decatur, GA

“I am expressing my condolences. I work for United Airlines. I was humbled to be able to work with Gary. He was an authentic man. His love and...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Kevin Romer - Carpentersville, IL

“So sorry for your loss and what a great man Gary was. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Tori Burquin - Florissant, MO

“Gary, I will miss you my friend. You are a special person in my life and the life of my family. We met in Phoenix, played soccer together, worked...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Billy Reid - Friend

“The first time I met Gary was in 2011. Instantly I new I would like him. He was just a vast wealth of information and always wanted to keep moving...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Rodney Cole - Houston, TX

Gary Lee Phelps, Jr., 57, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Vicky Martin Phelps and father of three sons entered into eternal rest Thursday, November 2, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Monday, November 6, 2017 in Ashley River Baptist Church, 1101 Savannah Hwy. at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Live Oak Memorial Gardens . The family will receive friends Monday in Ashley River Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL.

Gary was born April 8, 1960 in Granite City, Illinois, son of Barbara Sparks Phelps and the late Gary Lee Phelps, Sr. He was the Senior Vice President of Global Air Freight at BDP International - a first-class company founded by the four Bolte brothers. Gary was a lifelong pioneer, a scholarshipped Division I athlete, and an esteemed coach in many of life's greatest disciplines. He was a devout Christian, who spread the Good Lord's word in over 30 countries and 4 different continents. He was a creator, influencer and entrepreneur in the game of Life.

He is survived by his wife, Vicky Phelps of Charleston, SC; three sons, Riley Gary Phelps (Shannon) of Charleston, SC, Gray Barnes Phelps of Mount Pleasant, SC, Jesy Martin Phelps of Mount Pleasant, SC; mother and father-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. James R. Martin of Fayetteville, GA; two brothers, Timothy Alan Phelps (Janice) of Columbus, OH, Stephen Edward Phelps of St. Louis, MO; sister-in-law, Robin M. Ritchie of Senoia, GA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Compassion International, 12290 Voyager Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80921 .

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