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Gary E. Fenton


Service: 11:00am Tue. April 17th, 2018
Location: Lawrenceville Church of God

FENTON, Gary E., 73, of Springfield, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 in his home. Gary was born November 24, 1944 in Springfield, Ohio to Harry and Mary Jane (Snyder) Fenton. He was a member of Lawrenceville Church of God, retired from Navistar and served in the Army National Guard. He was a longtime football and baseball coach for many years and many leagues, most recently at Northwestern High School, where he was inducted into the Wall of Fame in 2011. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Sandra (Ryder); three children, Mark (Deanna) Fenton, Melissa (Gene) Skinner and Brian (Paula) Fenton; brother, Allen (Bridget) Fenton; 11 grandchildren, Michael (Kayla), Jessica, Paige, Austin, Elizabeth (Ryan), Gene, Seth, Eli, Adam (Sonya), Kelsey and Felix; five great grandchildren; numerous devoted and loving brothers and sisters-in-law, Sue (Bill) Maple, John (Jean) Ryder, Tom Ryder, Mary (Johnnie) Kibler, Jeannie Lewis, Mary Ryder and Phyllis Ryder; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Danny (Sherry) Schuler and Robert Millice, who the family would like to thank for their dedicated friendship. He was preceded in death by his parents and numerous other family members. Visitation will be held from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Monday in the Lawrenceville Church of God. His funeral service will be held in the church at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Alan Cain officiating. Burial will be in Vale Cemetery. Arrangements by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.
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May God give you and your family comfort and strength in your time of sorrow. Keep the memories close to your heart. We wait for eternity when we will be united again in perfect glorified bodies.

- Dail and Carolyn Gracy, Monday April 16th, 2018

We know that God has the Fenton family in his loving arms so sorry for your loss of a wonderful man. We first met Gary when he coached Brian and Kelley in soccer and then had the privilege too work with him at Navistar and played softball with him .He will surly be missed. You are in our prayers Steve Hively

- Steve Hively, Sunday April 15th, 2018

So sorry for your loss . Prayers coming your way!

- Susie Seitz, Sunday April 15th, 2018

Gary Fenton I know you are flying your wings high, God has received another wonderful Angel! Gary taught me alot and he worked very hard for the Pee Wee football program. Him and Sandy both did. They have both done alot of wonderful things for Northwestern schools and other entities! Gary you will never be forgotten by me, my husband and my children. Love always, Mark, Gena, Trent, Jescena, Travis Risner

- Gena Risner, Sunday April 15th, 2018

Coach you truly made an impact in my always had a compliment even during times I wasn’t playing well... RIP Coach

- Allen Cain, Saturday April 14th, 2018

I’m saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. He was an amazing man. I’m so glad I had the honor of knowing him. Prayers to his Sandy & the family.

- Jenny Sumpter, Saturday April 14th, 2018

Heaven just gained an amazing angel. I am truly sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

- Renee Stacey, Saturday April 14th, 2018

So saddened to hear this news. He was staple in my life from the 6-12th grade and even years out of high school. He would drive me to tournaments and always help me improve. Men like him help mold men like me. His name will live on forever in my mind!

- Danny Colella, Saturday April 14th, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. May God wrap His arms around you all bringing you comfort and peace at this time. May your hearts be filled knowing this is just temporary and on beautiful day you will hold him again. With love, The McGinnis family

Saturday April 14th, 2018

My condolences to the whole family. Coach was a great man,mentor a.d it saddens me to hear of his passing. Rest Easy now Coach.

- Danny Rosales, Saturday April 14th, 2018

Sandy, I was sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Melanie Donnelly Kolesar

Saturday April 14th, 2018

My sister just called to inform me of Gary's passing. My deepest condolences to Sandy, your family, and all of Gary's friends! I'm sure he earned his angelic wings, where he can continue shining his love and encouragement to all of us he left behind.

- Karen Keefer, Saturday April 14th, 2018

I'm very sorry to hear about Gary. He was such a nice guy, and I'm glad I got to know him at NWHS. My love and prayers are with all of you.

- Lori Young, Saturday April 14th, 2018

So deepley sorry for this families loss. He will be misses by so many. There so many fond memories of Mr. Fenton on the softball field. Heaven gained another Angel.

- Dana (Wright) Davis, Friday April 13th, 2018

So sorry to hear of this loss.. Gary was a good man & touched many young people’s lives.. I am glad to have known him. Will pray for the whole family during this difficult time.

- Tammy Wilt, Friday April 13th, 2018

I’m deeply saddened to hear about Mr. Fenton, he was such a great man! The best study hall teacher any kid could ask for and an even better coach! He was such a great role model and will be remembered wonderfully! Prayers for Sandy and family. The Holmes Justin, Kellie

- JK Holmes, Friday April 13th, 2018

I truly appreciate your sacrifice of time to teach us the basics of baseball in little league and the basics of being a man as we grew up. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Todd A. Elliott

- Todd Elliott , Friday April 13th, 2018

Sandy, Mark, Melissa & Brian, So sorry to hear about Gary. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. R.I.P. Gary.

- Roger & Margaret Weeks, Friday April 13th, 2018

Melissa & Family. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family. Gary was a very nice guy. We knew him from playing ball in Tremont with my brother. So sorry for your loss.

- Sena & Rick May, Friday April 13th, 2018

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