Fredrick Lee Fonner, Sr., age 77, of Waynesburg, passed away Monday, August 24, 2020 at home.
Born November 9, 1942 in Scio, OH., son of the late Charles and Isabelle (Smith) Fonner.
Fredrick was a Greene County resident his whole life. He graduated from Waynesburg High School in 1961. Fredrick was affiliated with the Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Church, Waynesburg. He married Opal F. Dulaney on October 26, 1968 and they were happily married for 51 years. Fredrick owned Fonner’s Garage for 47 years until he retired in 2008. He enjoyed working on the farm and doing maintenance to his rental properties. He manufactured his own backhoe, there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix. He was really good at problem solving. Fredrick was very proud of his 1947 Willy’s Jeep.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Leeann Fonner and Fredrick Fonner, Jr., both of Waynesburg; three grandchildren, Allison, Derek, and Christopher “Damon” Eisiminger, all of Waynesburg; two sisters, Wilma Malanosky, of Scenery Hill and Shirley Martin, of Waynesburg; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, two grandchildren, Rachel and Troy Shultz; one brother, Charles Fonner, Jr.
Friends will be received Friday, August 28, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy. Rogersville, PA 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181. A funeral service will be held Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Rick Croyle, officiating. Burial will follow at Fonner Cemetery, Washington, Twp. with full military honors conducted by the United States Army and the Greene County Honor Guard.
Please view and sign the online tribute wall at www.kestersonfh.com.