Mr. Garry Russell Fancher, age 72, of Athens, Georgia, (south Jackson county community) passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Mr. Fancher was born in Flora, Illinois, a son to the late Russell Eugene Fancher and the late Lillian Alice Bible Fancher. Mr. Fancher owned and operated A & G Heating and Air in Marietta and had worked at Lockheed Manufacturing. Mr. Fancher was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a Captain, flying C-130’s all over the world and was a member of the Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret A. Fancher of Athens; children, David Lee Fancher and his wife Deanna of Kennesaw, Rusty Fancher and his wife Leah of Woodstock, Christine Kemp of Jefferson; brother, Dennis Ray Fancher and his wife Cheryl of Okawville, Illinois; grandchildren, Hannah Fancher, Delanie Fancher and Zachary Fancher, Tyler Lyle, Ashley Fancher, Abby Fancher, Alex Fancher, Rogan Kemp and Ashlyn Kemp.
The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Mr. David Cleveland officiating. Following services in Georgia, the burial will take place on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11 a.m. in Elmwood Cemetery in Flora, Illinois. Those attending are asked to come directly to the cemetery. Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora is assisting with local arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Veterans of Foreign Wars at www.vfw.org or the Wounded Warriors Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.