Steven Ralph Phelps II, a longtime Cushing resident, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021, in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 43. Funeral were held on January 18, 2021, at the First Baptist Church in Cushing. Interment followed at Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing, Oklahoma.
Arrangements are entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Cushing, Oklahoma.
Steven was born April 12, 1977, in Claremore, Oklahoma to Mary Louise Hamilton and Steven Ralph Phelps Sr.
Steven grew up in Mannford and graduated from Mannford High School in 1995. In 2005 he moved to Cushing.
He loved spending time with his children, whether it was fishing, bowling or just going to the park and calling his mother every day. Steven also loved watching The Big Bang Theory. Steven worked for AWS services. He also loved working with his hands whether for work in construction, helping a neighbor with yard or house repairs, building something for his children. Steven loved a full house of children laughing, playing while making memories and hopefully bringing them with him to church. You could almost always find him at church on Sunday morning near the front row, with his hands held high worshiping the Lord loud for everyone to hear. He loved being with his family, taking his nephews for sleepovers, bugging his niece to come, attending sporting events and cheering on every child playing. He was loved by so many friends, that it filled his heart with so much joy.
Steven became a believer of faith and enjoyed going to church, loving God, and helping others. He loved helping anyone that was in need, he would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. Steven was Baptized on March 19, 2017, at New Hope Assembly of God in Muskogee, OK. He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Cushing.
Steven was a mentor and an inspiration to many. His testimony will continue to inspire for many years to come.
Steven is survived by his mother, Mary Hamilton of Cushing; father, Steven Phelps Sr. of Sand Springs; his children, Cameron Ralph Phelps, Lily Ann Phelps, Noah James Phelps; sister, Ruby Flatt and husband, Christopher of Cushing; niece, Taylor Pennington; nephews, Kayden, Kenny and Christopher Flatt II; grandma, Delores Dailey of Hominy; nana, Dianna Touchstone of Cushing and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Wheeler III; niece, Talysa Wheeler; stepfather, Kenneth Wheeler Jr.; grandparents, Ralph and Harriett Phelps; uncle James Edward Hamilton.