Rick Fender, age 57, of the Bee Log Community, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, December 23rd, 2019 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Dewey and June Edwards Fender. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Donna Louise Fender, who passed away in 2012, an infant son, Dawson Fender, and a sister, Rhonda Fender. Rick loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He had a big heart and was so full of life. He thoroughly enjoyed farming and hunting.
Surviving is his daughter, Charly Fender; sons: Taylor Fender (Caroline) and Zach Fender (Amanda); grandchildren: Hadley and Jaxon Fender; fiancé Sherri McCurry; sisters: Deborah Hensley (Danny), Mitzie Fritz (Ron), and Shandra Ramsey (Brian); brothers: Randy Fender and Ronnie Fender (Pam); sister-in-law, Judy Daggett; and brothers-in-law: Ken Hodges and Steve Hodges (Connie). Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, December 28th, from 12 until 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. A graveside service will follow the visitation in the Rick Fender Family Cemetery. Pastor Stacey Elkins will officiate.
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