Garland Phelps age 90 of Atlanta, GA passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015. In 2012, Garland was awarded the coveted 50 years Masonic Membership Apron. He was a member of Capitol View Lodge # 640 F. & A.M., and a 32nd degree in Scottish Rite in the Atlanta Consistory. Garland became a Noble in Yaarab Shrine in 1974 and was a charter member of the Northeast and Northeast Dekalb Shrine Clubs. Surviving are wife of 46 years, Darlene Phelps of Atlanta, children: Spencer(Christine) Phelps of Orlando FL., Michael (Roberta) Phelps of Bartlett TN., Jimmy (Denise) Phelps of Marianna FL., and Kim Phelps Garrison of Atlanta, Eight Grandchildren and Three Great Grandchildren also survive. Funeral Services are 3:00 PM Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Wages & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Royeese Stowe, and Marcus Barela officiating. The family will receive friends from SIX, PM until EIGHT, PM on Sunday evening at Wages and Sons Funeral Home 1040 Main Street, Stone Mtn. Ga 30086. In lieu of flowers make donations to the Shriners Hospitals for Children 400 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Garland you will be truly missed . You and Darlene raised a great family. You should be proud of your sons and daughter. RIP my friend until we meet again.

  2. Kim- Kenny and I are truly sorry for your loss. I’m thankful for the time you had with your father and I hope you have lovely memories to hold you up during your time of grieving. There will be tears; but make sure some of those tears are tears of joy in memory of the good times shared.Love, Kenny and Billie Doty

  3. So sorry for your loss. Even though its been a long time since I’ve seen all of you, you all made a big & lasting impression on me. Garland had such a big presence I noticed how much he loved his family when I came over to the house. Again so sorry for your loss.

  4. I only came officially into the family a little over 4 years ago when Mike and I were married in Mr. and Mrs. Phelps’ back yard on October 2, 2010. I was taken by the kindness and mischievous sparkle in his eyes as he took the friendly bantered jokes from his children. he took it, and was quick to give back every bit as good as he got. It was always a joy to see him sitting in his recliner with his favorite dog, Brittany, perched on his lap, defending her territory. None of us doubted we’d be seeing Jesus soon if we dared get too close to her Dad! I loved the way he’d smile and get involved in his children’s and grandchildren’s conversation, whether it was about a new computer program or 2nd grade math. And when I got gimped up by a stroke, we became closer as we were the last ones getting into the car and getting to breakfast or dinner or whatever meal we were being served. So long, Dad Phelps. I’m glad I got the privilege of knowing you. Wish we’d had more time, but we’ll meet again one day. Try to remember me: tall, blonde, willowy, porcelain skin, big smile on my face, gimpy left arm and leg.

  5. Our deepest sympathy from your four nieces in Virginia you will be missed by all who loved you Love Joyce Linda Ellen Judy.

  6. Garland you will truely were always their when needed . God needed you now and will see you again.

  7. You are the love of my life . I haven’t quite figured out how to go on without you. But as you always told me life goes on but it’s going to be a long climb up that hill. I know in my heart you have gone to a better place and one day we will be together again. Miss you and love you.

  8. Papa, I love you, and miss you already. I know we will meet again at the golden gates of heaven, yet I know that’ll be a long time from now. But I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait. I remember always being with you at the Cracker Barrel when I was younger and always played checkers with eachother you won most of the time but occasionally you’d let me win. Hopefully one day we can do it again. I love you so much papa, and I’ll see you again soon.

  9. So many fond memories. A favorite is the Thanksgiving mornings spent at Stone Mountain. Thinking of you all today.


  10. Thank you for teaching me the hard lessons in life, being my golf buddy, and being the most important male figure in my life…I will really miss asking you for advise, guidance and wisdom in life continuing trials..I love you DAD, probably more than you ever knew…See you again soon

  11. Darlene and family, we are so sorry we can’t be there today, We have Great memories of our times with you all and will always remember what a kind and sweet man Phelps was. God bless you all, , your friends Larry and Phyllis

  12. Kim – I am so sorry to hear the passing of your father. I pray that the love and memories you shared surround you during this difficult time.

  13. Garland, I only knew you for a short time. You seemed like an upstanding, first class man. I would have enjoyed more time to have gotten to know you better. I will learn what I missed through your family and friends. Your pain and suffer is over and you get to spend eternity with our Father and Maker, Jesus Christ. I know of nothing better. Watch over your family and let them know your around so they can find comfort. You will be missed.

  14. Well my love its been a whole month since you left and i still miss you so much. Life is so hard without you. I try to go on and put on a happy face but its not easy. I still turn around to see if you are still there or if your in your chair asleep.This mountain isn’t getting any easier to climb. Just remember how much love you and you are missed so much.

  15. Well here it is January 2016.. Thanksgiving , Christmas, and New Years have come and gone without you and it was oh so hard. I miss you so much. Everyone tries so hard but none of them can feel what my heart fills. It’s like part of my heart is gone. I wish there was some way I could tell you just how much I love you. I only hope you know. Love and miss you. Always in my heart.

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