LeRoy Frederick Fahrner, age 82, of Farmville, passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Garland and Dorothy Fahrner, his brother Garland Fahrner, Jr. and his sister Connie Fahrner Chenault.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years Dorotha Johnson Fahrner, better known as Dottie Fahrner, and his sister Virginia Fahrner Orange (William), along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Lee was born in Cumberland County, Virginia, and was a 1958 graduate of Farmville High School where he was a star athlete and the Most Valuable Player of the high school football team. He was employed by Centel/CenturyLink, where he retired after 20 years of service.
He served in the Virginia Army National Guard for 11 years. In addition, he was a Boy Scout Leader and a charter member of the Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad. He also was a member and deacon of Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
He always had a smile, a twinkle in his eye, and a warm hug for everyone.
The family wishes to thank everyone at Hickory Hill Retirement Community for his comfort care.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, August 14, at Cumberland Presbyterian Church where a visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a graveside service at 11:30 a.m. at the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Cumberland Presbyterian Church, c/o Mrs. Anne Lipscomb, Treasurer, 163 John Randolph Road, Farmville, VA 23901. Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family.