Will Fights

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  • "Uncle Sonny: I will always remember you"
    - Rande Montgomery
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Will "Sonny" Fights passed away Thursday. Nov. 29, 2012 at his home in Fairfield, Ohio. He was 90. Born on April 19, 1922 in Casey County, he was the son of the late James Allen and Edna Carr Fights. He was an accountant for the Fisher Body Company. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army with tours in Ireland and Northern Africa. Returning home in 1944 with an Honorable Discharge, he attended Lindsey Wilson Junior College earning an Associate of Arts degree and Eastern Kentucky University, earning a B.S. in Education. On Jan. 5, 1946, "Sonny" was united in marriage to Rethel Jeanotta Russell, a union lasting 62 years until her death Aug. 11, 2008. Survivors include two sons, James (and Jerri) Fights of Springfield Township, Ohio and Will Jr. (and Kimberly) Fights of Hamilton, Ohio: two daughters, Mearieia (and Gary) Martin of Ohio and Leisa (and Michael) Dennehy of Chapel Hill, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Garth Fights and Rodney Paul Fights; and three sisters, Delores Edwards, Margaret King, and Nadine Fights. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Audrey Long, Theda Rothwell, Geneva Childers, Lorene Franklin, Leitha Sutherland and Alma Montgomery. Funeral service will be at 12 noon today (Wednesday, Dec. 5) at McKinney Brown Funeral with Bro. Dwight Bastin officiating. Burial was at Antioch Cemetery with military honors by the Casey County Funeral Squad. Visitation is today from 10 a.m. until funeral service. Funeral arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with guestbook available at www.mckinneybrown.com.
Published in The Casey County News on Dec. 5, 2012
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