Sept 3, 1924 - July 21, 2012 BETHANY Jack Leroy Fancher was born on Sept. 3, 1924, and passed away July 21, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Jack served in the South Pacific with the United States Navy as a signalman aboard the USS Altamaha, USS Currituck and the USS Half-Moon during World War II from 1943 through 1945. Jack worked as a refrigeration-heating engineer and sales representative and received an honorary degree as an Associate Member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.Jack was an avid NASCAR fan and during his recent illness became a great fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder. He and his wife spent many hours together cheering their team on to victory.The family wants to gratefully thank Sooner Hospice for the loving care they provided.Jack is survived by his loving wife, Mary Frances Flood Fancher; his daughter, Cheryl Ann Fannin and her husband Bryant; and his son, Chuck Fancher and wife Elaine. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Pamela Michelle Booze, Schelli Denise Boyd, Charles Edward Booze, Kimberly and Ryan Aber, Kassi and Jon Reddell, and Joe Booze. His great-grandchildren are Brandon Reynolds, Rebecca Morse and husband Ryan, Sgt. Jon Reynolds, Crischelle Ray, Erica Ray, Travis Summers, Paris Pierce, Joey Boyd, Jacob Booze, and Sidney Aber. Great-great- grandchildren are Maddox and Kyson Ray, Caiden and Bentley Reynolds, and Madison Ray. He is also survived by his sister, Betty Broaddus of Morris, OK; and sister, Linda Nicolai and husband Nick of Oklahoma City; his sister-in-law, Ann Radford and husband Lloyd Johnson of Tulsa; and numerous nephews and nieces, a multitude of friends and his faithful companion, Patches.Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Joe T. Fancher and Myrtle B. Schwab Wilshire; his brother, Joe T. Fancher; his sister, Mae Vanderburg; and his grandson, Edward Riley Booze IV.A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Bethany.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 6501 NW 23rd St, Bethany, OK 73008.
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Published in The Oklahoman on July 25, 2012