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William Arthur Fishinger Sr.

August 25, 1926 ~ August 31, 2019 (age 93)


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

His children:

William A. (Janet) Fishinger Jr.,

James F. (Barbara) Fishinger,

Colleen S. (Kenneth) Pennington

Connie B. (Andrew) Baker

His Grandchildren:

Sarah (Luke) Danner

Chris (Edie) Pennington

Amy (Aaron) Bias

Jeremy (Lisa) Fishinger

Heather (Les) McPeters

Laura Fishinger

Zachary Fishinger

Jonny (Tori) Fishinger

Caleb Fishinger

Diane (Jeff) Burnside

Richard Moore

Ronald Moore

David Moore

His Great Greandchildren:

Emma, Ian, Ethan, Evan , Ezra, Taylor , Kristen, Aiden,


Chelsea, Danielle, Madison, Peyton, Tanner, Penelope,

and Emerson

His Extra Grandchildren:

Austin & Adam Wood

Hailee & Zach Finley

Sarah Barker

Grace & Hunter Maynard

Lane & Dylan Johnson

Abby & Kylee Pontious

Nathan & Mallory Seitz

Lanni & Allye Deskins

Lindsey, McKenzie & Taylor Smith

Kristen, Bethany & Johnny Moore

Elijah Mohn

Tristan & Piper Williams

Very Special people in his life:

Cindy & Rick Wood

Julie Finley

Beth Johnson

Chris Johnson

Trish & Greg Barker

Christa & Brandon Pontius

Leslie Gaines

Brian Maynard

Jack & Chris Seitz

Shirley & Ralph Smith

John & Dana Moore

Kristen Swallow

Steve Deskins

Phillip Fleck

Steve & Ashley Mohn

Valarie Williams

Jason Williams

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:

Mail to:

Elevate Ministries

2063 Kessinger School Rd.

Jackson, Ohio 45640

Or text:

Elevatejackson to 77977 then follow the link.






To send flowers to William's family, please visit our floral section.


September 7, 2019

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
wellman funeral home
1455 N. Court St.
Circleville, OH 43113

Funeral Service
September 7, 2019

5:00 PM
wellman funeral home
1455 N. Court St.
Circleville, OH 43113


Elevate Ministries
2063 Kessinger School Road, Jackson OH 45640

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