Richard W. Fye, 90, of Sperry, died at 1:41 AM Friday, March 13, 2020, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born February 17, 1930, in Iowa, he was the son of John Clarence and Ruth Effie Hutchcroft Fye.
He was a graduate of Mt. Union High School.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War from June 14, 1951 until May 30, 1953.
Richard was a lifelong farmer. He also worked as a truck driver and for Burlington Northern Railroad. He enjoyed flying airplanes and taking trips to Texas for the winters.
Survivors include three sons, Mike (Cheryl) Fye of West Burlington, Jon (Cindy) Fye of Sperry, and Randy (Nina) Fye of Springdale AR; one daughter, Myra (Craig) Coberley of Ponca City, OK; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Thelma Young.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.
The Fye family would like to extend their gratitude to all who have called or reached out to the them in their time of grief. Your support means everything to them in this difficult time. However, due to the growing health concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, no formal gathering for Richard will be held. A private family burial will happen at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Great River Hospice House
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