94-year-old James E. Fenton of Sims, passed away at 9:15 p.m. on July 7th at Wabash Christian Village. James was born on March 16th 1926 to Oscar Fenton and Nora Johnson in Sims. He married Doris Talbert on October 4, 1946. He was a veteran of the US Navy. He was a member of the Hopewell Cemetery Board and the Berry School Board. James was a member of the Sims Congregational Church where he served as a Deacon. He was a past Road Commissioner of Arrington Township.
He is survived by four sons: James Leon Fenton of Johnsonville, Lavon Fenton of Sims, Herb Fenton of Fairfield, and RaGene Fenton of Sims. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews, and special friend, Marlene Wood. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters and and a great-grand daughter.
Cremation rites have been accorded and the Richardson Funeral Home of Wayne City. There will be no formal service.
Online tributes my be made at www.richardsonfunerlservices.com