Joe Fewkes

January 17, 1952 - May 6, 2017
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Joe Duane Fewkes, 65, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, May 6, 2017 surrounded by his loving family after a two year courageous battle against cancer.

He was the second son of Charles Frederick Fewkes and Alta Mae Dill.  Joe was born in Norwalk, California on January 17, 1952. …

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Joe Duane Fewkes, 65, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, May 6, 2017 surrounded by his loving family after a two year courageous battle against cancer.

He was the second son of Charles Frederick Fewkes and Alta Mae Dill.  Joe was born in Norwalk, California on January 17, 1952.  He was employed and retired from Consolidated Coal Company and was a member of the United Mine Workers Association.

He had a passion and love of motorcycles and cars which started at a young age.  He enjoyed spending time talking with and helping his neighbors, shooting at the Tusco Rifle Range, fellowship at the Elks Lodge with family and friends, hunting, fishing, woodworking, and riding his Harley.  He spent seven years of his retirement in Springfield, California where he volunteered for various non-profits.  The one thing he enjoyed the most was the Boy Scouts Pack and Troop 137.  His latest project was starting to restore his father’s 1942 Willy’s Jeep that he drove while serving in World War II.  Joe was very patriotic and did not take his freedom for granted.  He expressed a deep love for his family as well as his country.  He will be dearly missed by his family, neighbors, and friends.

In addition to his mother, Joe is survived by his daughter Amy (Kyle) Courtwright of Atwood Lake; his son, Joey (Vicky) Fewkes of Dellroy; his brother, Glen Fewkes of Bentonville, Arkansas and two grandsons, Tyler and Taylor Fewkes.

He is preceded in death by his father.

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 5 to 7PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia.  A service celebrating Joe’s life will follow in the funeral home’s chapel with Pastor Brian Flood officiating.   Following the service the family will be hosting a meal at the Elks Lodge in New Philadelphia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joe’s memory may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: January 17, 1952
Died: May 6, 2017

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Larry Kolakowski posted on 5/11/17

A great neighbor who will be missed.

 

Rick and Sandy Swartzbaugh posted on 5/9/17

Amy, so sorry for you and your families lose. You are in our prayers.

 

Lisa Tritt posted on 5/8/17

Your Dad was so proud of you and everything you have accomplished. Our hearts are breaking for you, Amy. Scott, Lisa Jake & Kylie

 

Nick conner posted on 5/7/17

You will be missed Joe you was a good man

 

Patrick Byers posted on 5/7/17

So very sad to lose a parent. Our thoughts and prayers for the loss of your Father and your healing.

 

Judy Hall posted on 5/7/17

My sweet cousin, Joe - We all grew up together - you & your brother along with me & my sister. I will miss you more than you know. I know your dad will be waiting for you & so will my mother. She loved you so much. My head knows you're in a better place but my heart aches. Be good up there! Love, Judy (Hall)

 

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