Francis Livesay Fenn, 96, of Monterey passed away Monday, November 9, 2020 at home surrounded by family.
He was born in Prince George County, August 26, 1924, a son of the late Beulah (Livesay) and Samuel Lawrence Fenn.
A man with great faith, Mr. Fenn was a member, Sunday school teacher and Elder at Monterey Presbyterian Church, as well as a member of Woodlawn Presbyterian Church. A proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, Mr. Fenn served aboard the USS Bowers during World War II. Mr. Fenn was employed with Hercules Powder Co. and retired as a maintenance supervisor after nearly 40 years of service.
Following his retirement he and his wife moved to Monterey where he served as a 17-year member of Monterey Town Council, former vice mayor and was instrumental in the creation of the town’s current water treatment plant. Additionally, Mr. Fenn was a long-standing member of the Monterey Lions Club.
As a young man, Francis played semi-pro baseball, fast-pitch softball and enjoyed hunting quail with his reliable English Setters. Above all, Mr. Fenn will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and a man with a vision.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 73 years, Dolores L. Fenn; brothers, Albert and Ronald Fenn; and sisters, Charlotte Meier and Goldie McChesney.
Mr. Fenn is survived by daughter, Nada McLauchlin and Rob LaPrade of Hopewell; son, Mickey Fenn and special friend, Linda Tawney of Monterey; three grandchildren, Christy and Earl McNew of Hopewell, Aaron and Amanda Fenn of Virginia Beach and Zachary and Lauren Fenn of Grafton, MA; as well as five great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Cooper McNew, Rowen and Samuel Fenn, and Riggs and Gracen Fenn.
The family would like to thank his dedicated caregiver, Jennifer Campbell.
A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Monterey Presbyterian Church in the Pavilion, with pastor Rick Hill officiating. Additionally, a committal service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, November 13, 2020 in Southlawn Memorial Park, Petersburg, Va. with Rev. Jeff Butler officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Monterey Presbyterian Church, c/o Betty Gail Hiner, P.O. Box 306, Monterey, Va. 24465 or Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, 1201 Blackstone Ave, Hopewell, Va. 23860.