Wilson Neil Phelps, 89, retired supervisor with Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation

Wilson Neil Phelps, 89, died Sunday, March 31, 2019. He was born Aug. 14, 1929, in South Norfolk to the late Lillian Addison Keeter and Charles Wilson Phelps.

He was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church. Neil retired from Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation after 40 years. He was superintendent of Docks and Floating Equipment.

He is survived by his wife, Eunice Pate Phelps; son, Irvin Mark Phelps of Portsmouth; and sister-in-law, Gloria Harrell, and her husband, “Mickey” of Duck. He was preceded in death by his son, Wilson Neil Phelps Jr.; and was a special uncle to many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 4, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach. A private family graveside will be held Friday, April 5, at Rosewood Memorial Park.

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