TENNERTON — John Norman Fetty Sr., 81, of Buckhannon, passed away peacefully at 7:05 a.m. Sunday, June 10,
On July 16, 1961, he married the love of his life, Margaret Agatha Bull, who will greatly miss him.
He is also survived by one daughter, Annette Santilli
In addition to his parents, one son, Jim Fetty, preceded him in death on Oct. 4, 2007.
Mr. Fetty was a 1955 graduate of Unidis High School, where he was active in Future Farmers of America and received the State and American Farmer Degrees. Next, he attended Glenville State College and then enlisted in the West Virginia Army National Guard on April 23, 1960, at the age of 22. After more than 29 years of service, he retired as SFC. During his years with the National Guard, he was a combat engineer, recruiter and was a storage-handling supervisor for the USPFO.
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In 1978, the Fettys established Fetty’s Repair Service for lawn and garden equipment repair, which later grew to sales. He was a Briggs & Stratton Master Technician. At one time or another, every member of the family helped with the family business. Son, Jim, worked fulltime alongside his dad, and now son John is carrying on the business. He continued to work at Fetty’s Repair Service until January 2018. He set a high standard of hard work and dedication that made his business an example for his family to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Fetty Family 4-H Camp Scholarship Fund through the Upshur County 4-H Foundation (91 West Main Street b, Buckhannon, WV 26201), the American Heart Association (1-800-AHA-USA1), the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (1-877-272-6226; 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266), or the American Cancer Society Relay for Life (1-800-227-2345).
Mr. Fetty will be missed tremendously by all who knew him.
Friends and family will gather at Tomblyn-Clutter Funeral & Cremation at 21 Elnora Circle in Buckhannon from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 14,