Melvin R. Phelan, 80, of Greenwood, Arkansas died Monday, July 24, 2017 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired from the Sebastian County Road Department.

Graveside service was 9 a.m., Thursday, July 27 at White Bluff Cemetery in Bonanza under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Viewing was Thursday morning at the cemetery starting at 8:30 a.m.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine; five sons, Dutch Phelan, Mark Phelan, Tony Phelan, Charles Phelan and Dwight Phelan; two daughters, Carol Cobbler and Renee Williams; two brothers, Bill Phelan and Sam Phelan; fourteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.