Edward Dean Felps, 69, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 24, 2019 in Raymore, Missouri.
Born on June 24, 1950 in La Junta, Colorado, he was the youngest of William and Lois (Wickham) Felps’ five children. Ed was a 1968 graduate of Swink (CO) High School and served in the United States Air Force from 1969 to 1973, including a tour of duty in Southeast Asia. Following an honorable discharge, he graduated from the University of Central Missouri (then Central Missouri State University) in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Ed’s warmth and commitment to exceptional service earned him many loyal employees and customers during his more than 30-year tenure as a general manager and area supervisor for Wendy’s International.
Ed loved spending time with his friends and family, and his grandchildren Maybelline and Calvin were the light of his life. He enjoyed playing golf, ardently supported the Denver Broncos, and was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church of Lee’s Summit.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lois Felps, and his siblings Richard Felps, Robert Felps, and Phyliss Soper.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Julie Martin Felps, his sons William (Kerry Ann) of Wilmington, Delaware, and James (Sarah) of Kansas City, Missouri and their children. He is also survived by his sister Lois Jean Cochran, mother-in-law Norma Martin, sister-in-law Rita Felps, brother-and sister-in-law James and Bonnie Martin, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church of Lee’s Summit, 1625 NW O’Brien Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081. Visitation will begin at 10 AM, followed by the service at 11 AM. Ed’s family wishes to thank all those who provided him such compassionate medical care. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any memorial donations be made to the Building Fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Lee’s Summit.
Visitation will begin at 10 AM, followed by the service at 11 AM
Friend ,Independence ,Missouri
Julie and family, there are just no words to express our sorrow in the loss of your beloved Ed. We pray that God will keep you close to Him during these difficult days. He will be sorely missed. Your church family will support you in the days ahead. We are all here for you. God bless you dear friend!!!
Swink school friend ,Salem ,Oregon
I am so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. I remember him well from our school years in Swink, Colorado. He was always kind and friendly and had a good sense of humor. My condolences to his family. I know he’ll be missed.
Cousin ,Parachute ,Colorado
Very sorry to hear about Eddie's
passing. He was much younger than
me and consequently didn't know
him as well as his other siblings.
Hello to Jean. Hang in there.