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George William Fetter, 92, passed away September 9, 2017. Mr. Fetter was born March 9, 1925, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, to parents George Dewey Fetter and Marie Wentzel Fetter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Anne Benevitch Fetter, sisters Virginia McNeely of Colliers, West Virginia, and Laura Autman of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, son-in-law Gregory Jackson of Athens and great-grandson L. J. Jackson II.
He is survived by his wife Mary K. Fetter; son George Michael Fetter of Athens; daughter Sonjia Fetter Jackson of Athens; sister Patty Fink of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; grandsons Lance Jackson and wife Crystal of Athens, Derek Nicholson and wife Connie of New Hope, and Lucas Hines of Kansas City, Missouri; great-grandchildren Aubry Jackson, Max Jackson, Karlee Jackson and Elijah Nicholson; and stepchildren Philip Elmore and wife Lois of Ryland, Kathy Mullins of Athens, and Ronnie Elmore and wife Angie of Franklin, Tennessee.
Mr. Fetter was of Methodist faith. He served his country during World War II, 36th Infantry Division Army with duty in Italy, France, Germany and Austria.
He was retired from the Daniels Corporation as an electrician.
For many years, he was a member and worked for American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. He especially enjoyed working with the youth through American Legion baseball program, and he loved Alabama football.
Services provided by McConnell Funeral Home with Kenny Baskins and Jack McDaniels officiating. Visitation is 11 a.m. til 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, with funeral to follow. Burial in Limestone Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers are Derek Nicholson, Lance Jackson, Lucas Hines, Gary Patel, Bob Borden, Alan Waters and Jimmy Sloan with World War II veterans as honorary pallbearers.
Published on September 11, 2017
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