Richard Fetty, 75
Richard E. Fetty, 75, of New Boston, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at SOMC Hospice after a long battle with cancer.
He was born Sept. 16, 1937, in Portsmouth a son of the late Richard and Winnifred Moore Fetty
Rich was a retired guard from Southern Ohio Correctional Facility with 28 years of service, a US Navy veteran, and a 1955 Portsmouth East High School graduate. Rich was a very active member of the Masonic Fraternity. He was past master and a fifty year member of Aurora Lodge 48 F&AM in Portsmouth, a Scottish Rite Mason-Valley of Cincinnati, York Rite Mason of all bodies in Portsmouth, El-Hasa Shrine Temple, Ashland, Ky., Clown Unit, Hillbilly’s Unit, member of the Southern Ohio Shrine Club and transportation unit taking children to hospitals and many other activities including fundraising for the Shriner’s Hospital.
He was also preceded in death by his twin brother Roscoe Fetty; his grandparents Sam and Elizabeth (Lawson) Moore and Charles and Victoria (Ratliff) Fetty Sr..
He is survived by his wife, Louise Hickman Buckler Fetty, whom he married July 4, 1992, in Portsmouth; one daughter Beth Ann (Scott) Osterholt of Westerville, Ohio; a grandson Cameron Osterholt of Westerville of which he was so proud; one brother Dan (Jan) Fetty of New Boston; a nephew, Rodney (Crissie) Fetty of Grove City; a niece Rachal (Keenan) Perry of New Boston; a stepson Willard (Robin) Buckler Jr of Lucasville; a stepdaughter Anita Louise (Dennis) Bone of Jameston, Ohio; step grandchildren Jody Lynn(Brian) Hester, Aaron Buckler and Kayla, Craig Atkinson and Becky, Brandi Bone; three great nieces; three great nephews; seven step great grandchildren; Rich loved them all; and very special friends, Larry Moore, Don Adams, John Smith, Randy Stout, Al Banister, and Bill Hamilton.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville with Pastor Larry Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Black Oak Cemetery in Black Oak, Ky where military graveside rites will be performed by the William A. Baker and James Irwin Posts of the American Legion. Friends may call 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday and for an hour before the service Monday at the funeral home. A Masonic funeral will be conducted Sunday at 5 p.m. by the Aurora Lodge of Portsmouth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662.