William Arthur Fishinger Sr. (Bill)
of Oak Hill, Ohio (Formerly of Stoutsville, Oh)
Was born 8/25/1926, and passed away during surgery
on 8/31/2019, as a result of a fall.
He was born to Fred and Gladys Fishinger in
Columbus, Oh. He was preceded in death by his
parents, as well as, sisters Winnie, Joann, and Nancy,
and his first wife Dorothy L. Fishinger.
He is survived by:
His brother Fred (Martha) Fishinger.
His Wife Goldie J. Fishinger
William A. (Janet) Fishinger Jr.,
James F. (Barbara) Fishinger,
Colleen S. (Kenneth) Pennington
Connie B. (Andrew) Baker
Sarah (Luke) Danner
Chris (Edie) Pennington
Amy (Aaron) Bias
Jeremy (Lisa) Fishinger
Heather (Les) McPeters
Jonny (Tori) Fishinger
Diane (Jeff) Burnside
His Great Greandchildren:
Emma, Ian, Ethan, Evan , Ezra, Taylor , Kristen, Aiden,
Chelsea, Danielle, Madison, Peyton, Tanner, Penelope,
His Extra Grandchildren:
Austin & Adam Wood
Hailee & Zach Finley
Grace & Hunter Maynard
Lane & Dylan Johnson
Abby & Kylee Pontious
Nathan & Mallory Seitz
Lanni & Allye Deskins
Lindsey, McKenzie & Taylor Smith
Kristen, Bethany & Johnny Moore
Tristan & Piper Williams
Very Special people in his life:
Cindy & Rick Wood
Trish & Greg Barker
Christa & Brandon Pontius
Jack & Chris Seitz
Shirley & Ralph Smith
John & Dana Moore
Steve & Ashley Mohn
His Nurse: Paula Arthur
His Aid: Jessica Rose
AND his helper, with EVERYTHING else: Loren Venter.
Bill entered in to active service, in The U.S. NAVY on
11/29/1943, at age 17yrs.
He completed Gunners Mate training and was
stationed in the Pacific, on the USS LST 936 (Crew
4561) in the Pacific, during WWII.
He participated in 3 Philippine Island Battles, assisted
in the invasion of Okinawa, and received 3 battle
He was Honorably Discharged on May 21st 1946, at
the age of 19yrs.
He was a VERY proud Veteran. He loved his Country,
and the Flag that he fought so hard for.
He was almost always wearing one of his many Navy
and WWII caps, to share his pride with everyone. He
was a lifetime member of the VFW.
Bill worked many jobs, in many occupations, before
ending up at Owens Illinois, in Columbus, Ohio, where
he worked the majority of his life, and retired from, on
He worked hard his whole life, but also, had some die
hard hobbies, such as Archery, Karate, and an avid
life long Bowler. He LOVED his garden, working in the
yard, and mowing.
But his biggest passion was Running. He began
running and never stopped...until he had to.
He would run every day and always talked about the
'Runners High' he frequently would acquire during his
time on the track, road, treadmill, wherever he could
run. He said he could run forever. He often talked,
later in life, that if he could do ANYTHING, he would
still like to be able to run. He kept a treadmill in his
room, and even to the end of his life, he would get on
it and walk, even if for just a short time.
His 2nd passion was his motorcycle.
He started out with a little Honda 175
and eventually worked up to a big Honda Gold Wing
Ltd Edition. He was also member of the Honda Gold
Wing Assoc. He had his bike well into his 70s. He
gave up when he couldnt lift it anymore. He said if
you lay it down and cant lift it, you shouldnt ride it
Bill came to a place of faith, on his 88th birthday in
2014 and called upon Jesus as his Savior. He loved
church and sang his favorite gospel songs frequently.
We are at peace knowing he is with God today,
rejoicing with his heavenly family.
Bill was loved by MANY, but HE also loved everyone.
He was Popaw to every child that ever came around.
He was a hero, and friend, to all.
And last, but certainly not least, is the
LOVE OF HIS LIFE, his wife Goldie. He saw her and
fell head over heals. They dated 2 weeks and he asked
her to marry him. They married on Dec. 27th 1971.
Married almost 48 yrs. The last words he spoke to her
were 'I Love You' AND HE DID. With every fiber of his
being. He told her daily how pretty she was and that
he loved her. He would do ANYTHING for her, and
throughout his life, he did. He was the BEST husband
a wife could ever ask for. They had a special love.
And they share a bond that even death can not part.
His heart was HUGE and he will be sorely missed by
every person whose lives he touched.
Services will be held at:
Wellman Funeral Home
1455 N. Court St.
Circleville, Oh 43113
Saturday, Sept 7th 2019.
Viewing at 4 pm.
Service follows at 5 pm.
PLEASE, In lieu of flowers the famly is asking, if you
would like, to make donations to Bill's church of the
last 4 years:
2063 Kessinger School Rd.
Jackson, Ohio 45640
Elevatejackson to 77977 then follow the link.
To send flowers to William's family, please visit our floral section.
2063 Kessinger School Road, Jackson OH 45640