Heartfelt tributes to 'fun and adventurous dad' John Phelps
JOHN Phelps will always be remembered as "the most fun and adventurous dad".
Daughter Wendy Phelps said her father died last month after suffering from a chest infection. He was 79.
John, who was born and bred in Linden, was best known for his love of music and playing the guitar.
Wendy, from Tuffley, said: "He was a great dad, grandad and great-grandad. We all really enjoyed listening to him playing on the guitar. He had a great sense of humour."
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John was the lead guitarist in a band called The Tatty Five, who used to play at the Black Swan, in Commercial Road.
"When they went on tour, dad always used to take me on the tours and I used to see them in action," said Wendy.
John had a variety of jobs from working in a factory in his late teens, to working on a fruit and vegetable store, to being a bus conductor.
When he retired, John was not one to take it easy and started coaching for a boxing club.
Coming from a big family himself, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant the world to him.
Wendy said: "The grandchildren idolised him, he used to take them on adventures up the hill at night to find ghosts, just like he did with me and my brothers."
He had three grandchildren, Shane, 28, Carly, 27, and Lewis, 23, and three great-grandchildren, Courtney, eight, Jayden, six, Harvey, five, and Harrison, two.
John had daughter Wendy and sons Royston and Robert with his wife, Valerie. His funeral is at 2.30pm on Tuesday at Gloucester Crematorium.