Dwain Melvin Phelps Jr.


    Dwain Melvin Phelps Jr. of Bourbon, Missouri was born in Ironton, Missouri on December 23, 1952 to Dwain and Nelda (Midgett) Phelps Sr. and passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at the age of 69 years.


    He grew up in Belgrade and the family moved to Bourbon, Missouri when Dwain was 11 years old.
    He graduated from Bourbon High School in the Class of 1970.
    Later he made many visits to Southeast Texas with brothers and friends. He subsequently relocated to Southeast Texas and went to work for Dow Chemical.
    Dwain moved back home to Missouri in 1989; went to work for the Iron Worker Local 396 for 20+ years. Dwain had a passion for staying in shape and body building. In the late 90’s to the early 2000’s, he owned and operated Dwain’s Gym in Bourbon, Missouri.
    Dwain was an avid hot rod lover. He enjoyed attending and watching drag races and working on his own vehicles at home. Dwain also enjoyed spending time mowing his lawn and landscaping. You could always find him working on a DIY project.
    Dwain enjoyed traveling.
    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marvin and Hazel Midgett and Herbert and Florence Phelps; and brother, Jeff Phelps and wife Donna.
    He is survived by his parents, Dwain and Nelda Phelps Sr. of Bourbon, Missouri; daughters, Melissa Phelps of Kingston, Tennessee and Alicia Schaeffer and husband Cody of Sour Lake, Texas; one brother, Keith Phelps and wife Vicki of Bourbon, Missouri; two sisters, Sally Phelps of Bourbon, Missouri and Nancy Massie and husband Bob of Bourbon, Missouri; three grandchildren, Cash, Abigail, and Audrey; close personal friend, Tamie Cape of Steelville, Missouri; three pups, Charlie, Mouse and Mandy; other relatives and friends.
    A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.