Howard G. Fenton 12-1987 Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
Services for Howard G. "Jerry" Fenton, 88, were at 10:30 AM Tuesday at First United Methodist Church of Cherokee with the Rev. Eugene Spillman officiating. Burial was in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery directed by Fisher Funeral Home.
He was born December 8, 1899, in Philadelphia and on August 5, 1926, married Lyl Thompson. They moved to Cherokee in 1981 and five years later moved to Tulsa, where he was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
He was a teacher and coach at French Camp, Mississippi. He also taught at Sunflower Junior College, Moorehead, Mississippi, and served as superintendent of schools at Rolling Fork, Mississippi, where he retired in 1965 after 29 years.
He was a ruling elder and adult Sunday school teacher at the Presbyterian Church in Rolling Fork, a member of the Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Rotary fellow.
He is survived by his wife, Lyl; a daughter, Mrs. W. B. (Doris) Blew of Tulsa, and a son, Dr. John Y. Of Atlanta; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Cherokee through the funeral home.
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