Evie Phelps, 80 of Palm Coast, formerly of Dayton, Ohio, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2021.

Known for his wise words, his one-liners, and his gentle spirit, Evie had a knack for turning strangers into friends. He was a lifelong lover of jazz who played both alto and tenor

saxophone. His garden was

always a point of pride, and his

passion for the outdoors inspired his woodworking craft later in life. Evie retired from the City of Dayton, Ohio, as a

correction officer in 1996 and moved to Palm Coast, Florida, with his family in 2004.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Linda; his sons, Demone and Kevin; his daughter, Ashley; his three grandchildren; his great-granddaughter; his sisters, Juanita and Irma; his brother and sisters-in-law; and his many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parent; his grandson, Javon; his two brothers; and four of his sisters.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. The Phelps family has entrusted arrangements to Clymer Funeral Home and Cremations. Online condolences can be made at

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