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Gary Wendell Fenton, 79, of Independence, Missouri passed away on September 17, 2019. A visitation will be held from 10:00AM – 12:00PM on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd Raytown, Missouri. A graveside service will be following the visitation at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville beginning at 1:00pm. Mr. Fenton was born on August 26, 1940 in Carthage, Missouri.
Gary was a highly decorated Airborne Ranger serving 20 years in the United States Army. He served 3.5 tours in Vietnam as a LRP. He was highly revered by all who knew him. He earned 3 purple hearts and many other service awards and medals. His family and friends knew him as a rascal and a warrior until the end. He was a hero to many.
He was preceded in death by his father Frank, mother Hazel and his brother Rex.
Survivors include his wife Geraldine (Carol), his children; Gary (Beth), John (Melissa), and Jeri, step-children; Teresa (Boyd), Robin, Marcus (Kimberly), and Holly (David); sister, Judith Gail Fitzpatrick; and a sea of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Agent Orange Veterans Causes.