William Herbert Fenton, 71, of Runnells, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. A memorial service was Saturday, March 3 at Coburn Funeral Home in Prairie City, with burial at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. A general memorial has been established and donations will go to Unity Point Hospice or to his youngest daughter’s college expenses. Condolences may be left for the family at coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The son of William Francis and Ella Geraldine (Gerling) Fenton, Bill was born Feb. 21, 1947, in Knoxville. He served in the United States Marines during Vietnam. He retired from Polk County after 26 years of employment. Bill’s greatest love was his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting and being in the outdoors, traveling in his camper and tinkering on projects with his grandchildren.
Those left to honor his memory include his children, Charles (Pie) Fenton, Monique (J.R.) Reese, Paul (Heather) Fenton, Brandon (Angel) Bingham and Briar Fenton; 13 grandchildren, Rachel (Tim) Palmer, Cole Reese, Taylor Fenton, Jesse McAtee, Dylan McAtee, Jakeb Fenton, Gabbi Reese, Kayleigh Fenton, Landon Fenton, Gavin Fenton, Keegan Fenton, Gracen Bingham and Bailey BIngham; three great-grandchildren, Kane, Korbin and Vivian. Also surviving are two sisters, Sharon Kay (Doug) Knapp and Michelle (Cory) Schriever; and two brothers, Bob Fenton and Jerry Ray Fenton. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Greg Fenton in 1986.