Dave “Bum” B. Phelps, age 63, of Sidney, NE passed away in Sidney on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, June 24, 2022, at the Evangelical Free Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Kyle Larson officiating. Inurnment will follow in Grand Prairie Cemetery in Sidney.  Services will be recorded and available on our website for viewing.  In honor of Dave – wear your bibs!       

     Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday, June 23rd from 1-6:00 P.M.  and leave condolences for the family.  Family will be present from 4-6:00 P.M.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dave’s name in care of the family.

    You may view Dave’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com.  

     Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Dave’s care and funeral arrangements.

     Loved by many, today, Dave walks in Heaven with his dad, Daniel Bruce Phelps and stepson, Jeremy Barowsky!   

     Dave was born and raised in Sidney, NE and has lived here all of his life.

  He deeply loved this community and the people in it. 

     Dave was a kind, caring and very generous man. He was always willing to lend a helping hand, and he really never knew a stranger. He was the big guy in bib overalls around town always with a good story or a joke to tell. He'd give you the shirt off his back, in exchange for the smile it put on your face.

     He cared deeply for his dogs, and spoiled them rotten. 

     He often demonstrated his care for others through his love of cooking, and almost nothing pleased him more than when someone was raving about his BBQ or enjoying any of the food he prepared. 

     Dave drove truck for Monfort Trucking in his younger years and often reminisced about his days behind the wheel. 

     He was the office manager for Tri-Mac and then for Wynne Transport and sold fuel as a private enterprise for Sapp Bro's and then Bosselman Energy before opening his dream gun store in the backroom of KISST Organics. Dave's knowledge and passion for guns was unmatched and he was a big advocate for the Second Amendment. 

     Dave is survived by his mother, Norma Phelps; brother Warren (W.C.) Phelps; wife, Veronica Phelps; step daughters Jessica and Aubrey McMullen, along with one grandson; Tucker, and many near and dear friends.   

     Dave was hard to miss, but it's his generosity and heart of gold that will make him impossible to forget.  

     In the words of a friend, "The world is a better place, because Dave was in it."   Dave had a great love for the Lord, and his greatest desire was to see his friends and family come to know the Lord, as well, that we might all be reunited in Heaven someday.