Published 8:44 am Monday, October 23, 2017
Fonzo McGuffey, age 90, of the Highland Community in Lincoln County, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Stanford Health & Rehabilitation. Born Tuesday, August 2, 1927 in Highland, he was the son of the late James, Sr. & Dora Watts McGuffey. His loving wife, whom he married October 24, 1986 is Emma Padgett McGuffey of Highland. Fonzo was a farmer, and worked, for many years, as a Custodian for Fort Logan Hospital and the Lincoln County Board of Education. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, flowers, walking, and working puzzles. In addition to his wife, Fonzo leaves behind one son, Doug Padgett (Teresa) of Waynesburg; three daughters, Linda Thompson (Norville) of Stanford, Donna Perkins (Jimmy) of Waynesburg, and Heloise Reed of Highland; six grandchildren, Dawn Hanes (Tim), Melanie Hutti (Matt), Josh Thompson (Juliana), Jeremiah Perkins, Zach Padgett (Alla), and Laura Thompson; special sister-in-law, Georgia McGuffey of Stanford; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Fonzo was preceded in death by his first wife, Sara Duncan McGuffey; one granddaughter, Vickie Reed; siblings, Jesse McGuffey, Edna McGuffey Gander, Catherine McGuffey Bilbrey, William “Bill” McGuffey, Clarence McGuffey, Bessie McGuffey Downey, James W. McGuffey, Jr., and Lonzo McGuffey; step-brother, Lawrence Phillips; and special nephew, Larry McGuffey. A Funeral Service will be held 2:00PM Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Fox & Friend Funeral Home with Bro. Chester Cornett officiating the service. Burial will follow in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery. Fonzo’s grandsons and nephews will serve as Active Pallbearers. Fonzo’s granddaughters, nieces, and caretakers, along with Orlis Sparkman, John Boy Sparkman, Louise Jenkins, and Bernice Lucas will serve as Honorary Pallbearers. The Visitation will be held 5-8PM Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284. Fox & Friend Funeral Home, Stanford, is entrusted with Fonzo’s arrangements. Guest Book at www.friendfuneralhomes.com.