Obituary for Michael Felps
Michael Lewis Felps, 69, a native and resident of Clinton, LA, died on Thursday, March 1, 2018. He worked for over 18 years for RKM Primary Care and also as a self-employed accountant. There will be a visitation at the Bluff Creek Baptist Church on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 4pm until 6pm, with a 6pm Masonic Rites Ceremony. Visitation will continue on Monday, March 5, 2018 from 9am until funeral services at 10am, conducted by Pastor Cole Permenter. Burial will be at Masonic Cemetery in Clinton. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jane Haire Felps; three daughters, Courtney Felps Tourre and husband Mark Tourre of Peachtree City, GA; Ashton Felps of Denham Springs, LA; Rachel Felps Billiot and her husband Scott Billiot of Cut Off, LA; one son, Joseph Felps of Baton Rouge; two sisters: Becky Felps Seymour and husband Dennis Seymour of Clinton; Glyn Bryant of Clinton; one brother, Walter Sydney “Sid” Felps and wife Jennifer of Baton Rouge; four grandchildren: Bailey Tourre, Max Tourre, Marley Billiot, and Jeremiah Billiot. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter G. “Sonny” Felps and Mildred Needham Felps. Pallbearers will be George Bankston, Keith Sparks, Scott Billiot, Mark Tourre, Josiah Cobb, Glenn Felps, Jerry Dominick, and Michael Seymour. Honorary pallbearers will be John Dean Adams, John Irwin Stewart, Bill Bankston, Mike Carter, Dr. John Piker, Mark Matthis, Mack Herrod, Billy Yarbrough, and the Bluff Creek Baptist Church deacons. He was a 1966 graduate of Clinton High School; a member of 1962 Clinton High School Class B State Championship football team; 1965 Bob Jones Best Lineman Award recipient; Louisiana High School Coaches Association 1966 Football All-star selection. He was a 1971 graduate of LSU, a former Clinton volunteer fireman and EMT. He served as the Official Treasurer for 20 years and past Grand Master of the Olive Lodge #52. He was a Bluff Creek Baptist Church deacon. He was also a former coach and lifelong fan and supporter of East Feliciana Parish little league baseball, as well as an avid golfer, hunter, and fisherman. And lastly, he was a long-suffering LSU fan, watching them "snatch defeat from the jaws of victory" his whole life. Memorial donations can be made to Bluff Creek Baptist Church and the Silliman golf and baseball teams. "Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God." 1 John 5:5.