John Wells Phelon, Jr., age 63, died June 5, 2019 at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada after a two year battle with prostate cancer. He was born Sept. 15, 1955, in Westfield, Mass., to Katheryn Rich and John Wells Phelon, Sr. He married Lynette Judd on July 5, 1985 in the St. George Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
John grew up on a farm in Massachusetts and graduated from Westfield High School in 1973. He served a full-time church mission in Arizona, Tempe from 1974-1976 and graduated with a double major in business administration and agricultural economics from Brigham Young University in 1980. He most recently worked as a commercial real estate appraisal reviewer at Nevada State Bank. John served as president in the Church Young Men’s program, Elder’s Quorum president, ward mission leader, member of the stake high council, and most recently as counselor in the bishopric. He particularly enjoyed attending youth activities, especially annual Girl’s Camp.
He formerly played ice hockey and enjoyed watching hockey games. Girl Scout Cookies, Oreos, and anything chocolate were his favorite treats. In his younger years, John had a private pilot’s license and enjoyed flying in the Civil Air Patrol where he was a squadron commander. He was the family dog’s (Scubi) favorite family member and they went on daily walks together. John could often be found reading his scriptures or visiting community members. He had a generous heart, sense of humor, willingness to serve, and a desire to live righteous habits.
John is survived by his wife Lynette Phelon of Las Vegas; children Christopher (Grace) Phelon of Algona, IA and Heidi Phelon of Washington, D.C.; two grandchildren (Logan Mark (4) and Seth Hyrum (2)); mother Katheryn Rich Phelon and brothers and sister (Stephen, Thomas, James, Paul, Mary Ann Esplin, Daniel, Peter, and Joseph). He was preceded in death by his father John Wells Phelon, Sr. and brother David Phelon.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the Warm Springs Ward, Warm Springs Stake, 7670 South Bruce Street, Las Vegas, Nevada. Viewing will be from 9:00-9:45 AM at the church. Burial will be in the Alton, UT cemetery later that day. Arrangements were made with Mosdell Mortuary of Kanab, UT.
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