His swimming had been transformed by NBC into a nightly television miniseries, and millions watched as Phelps splashed to victories for America over the rest of the world.
Todd Brian Phelps, 48, of Forest, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
He was the husband of Cindy Maxey Phelps for almost twenty-nine years. Todd was an avid Redskins fan and enjoyed watching football, hockey, and baseball. Most of all, he was a loving husband, father, and brother and was always doing for others.
Born on February 8, 1969, in Lynchburg, he was the son of James Lee Phelps of Covington and Sharon Rose Phelps Burks of Goode. In addition to his wife, Todd is survived by two sons, who he adored and was very proud of, Joshua Brian Phelps and Alan Robert Phelps and his girlfriend, Casey Roginski, both of Forest; four sisters, Melanie Dalton and husband, Tommy, of Lynchburg, Tara Archer and husband, Eddie, of Forest, Heather Bosworth and husband, Tony, of Campbell County, and Margo Anderson and husband, Scott, of Newport News; one brother, Landon Burks and wife, Ashley of Lynchburg; several nieces and nephews; and his fur baby, Lydia.
Todd was preceded in death by a sister, Kerry Michele Phelps Jennings and his step-mother, Lore Reuter Phelps. A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with Tracy Stitt and Pastor Mack Almond officiating.
He had never come to terms with the father who was divorced from his caring and supportive mother when Phelps was nine. He had welcomed far too many sudden friends and had embraced the perks of affluence and celebrity more than was healthy. “I lived in a bubble for a long time.” Now that bubble was a prison of sorts. 29, 2014, Phelps drove from his home to the Horseshoe Casino near Baltimore’s harbor. he was stopped by an officer with the Maryland Transportation Authority while exiting the Fort Mc Henry Tunnel.