Native Clyde Fanning dies at 91

LYNCHBURG — Clyde Glendon Fanning passed away on Saturday, March 16 in his Moore County home surrounded by family. He was 91 year old.

Visitation with the family will take place on Tuesday, March 19 beginning at 2 p.m. from 4-8 p.m. at Jennings-Moore Cortner Funeral Home. The funeral will follow on Wednesday, March 20 at 2 p.m.

Clyde was born to the late Chaney Lafayette Fanning and Mary Della Painter Fanning on March 9, 1933, in Fanning Hollow located in Moore County. He attended school at Fugua in Moore County and worked as a farmer until he went to work at the Jack Daniel Distillery in 1965. Clyde attended the Liberty Hill Church of Christ.

Clyde Fanning was a teamster and enjoyed working his mules. He also took pleasure in fox hunting, fishing, and took great pride in his garden. He loved to spend time with family and friends telling stories from his childhood. He also lived as an avid Raider and Raiderette fan, who loved to watch his grand and great grandchildren play sports.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Wilburn Fanning; and two sisters, Clara Russell, and Margie Burton.

Clyde Fanning is survived by his wife of 72 years, Dottie (Toots) Marie Smith Fanning; his children, Ray (Janet) Fanning, Emily (Steven) Dilley, Clay (Suzanne) Fanning, Debby (David) Boyce, all of Lynchburg, as well as his sister Opal Casey of Winchester. He also leave behind 12 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Following the funeral on Wednesday, interment will follow at Lois Cemetery with his grandsons serving as pallbearers. •

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