William Dague Fenton

  • BORN: June 23, 1937
  • DIED: January 2, 2018
  • LOCATION: Vermilion, Ohio

William Dague Fenton, 80, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a brief illness.

He was born June 23, 1937 in Norwalk and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 31 years moving from Avon Lake.

He was a veteran of the US Air Force serving in Europe as a Copy Editor for the Stars and Stripes.

William worked as the Copy Editor for The Cleveland Plain Dealer for 30 years retiring in 1995.

He enjoyed boating, genealogy and traveling to different casinos.

He is survived by his sons, Christopher, Timothy (Tricia), and Douglas Fenton all of Vermilion; and his granddaughter, Tabatha Ivy Fenton of Vermilion.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Valerie B. Fenton; parents, Harold and Elizabeth (nee Dague) Fenton; brother, Richard Brewster Fenton; and sister, Pamela Henderson.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 from 5:00 pm until the time of a funeral service at 6:00 pm at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio. The Reverend David Zerby will officiate. The Vermilion Veterans Council will conduct Military Honors just prior to the funeral service at 6:00 pm. Private interment will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion.

Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.


Visitation
  • Thursday, January 04
    5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Riddle Funeral Home
  • 5345 South Street
  • Vermilion, OH 44089
  • Get Directions
Funeral Service
  • Thursday, January 04
    6:00 PM
  • Riddle Funeral Home
  • 5345 South Street
  • Vermilion, OH 44089
  • Get Directions
Military Honors
  • Thursday, January 04
    6:00 PM
  • Riddle Funeral Home
  • 5345 South Street
  • Vermilion, OH 44089
  • Get Directions

Condolences

“ Bill was a good friend and a classmate (MHS Class of 55). He was the inspiration that led me to attend and graduate from BGSU. I will miss him. ”

Posted by: Carl Schwobel - Key West Florida

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