Russell Dean ‘Bones’ Fancher, 63, English

Russell Dean “Bones” Fancher, 63, of English, passed away on Saturday April 27, 2019, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh.

Dean was born on April 23, 1956, to the late Frank Fancher and Phyllis Jane (Atkins) Fancher-Hunter in Orange County.

He was a motorcycle enthusiast.

Dean was a mechanic and worked at AJ Cycle and Trike Conversions.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Phyllis; and his sister, Linda Gail Apple.

Dean is survived by son Brady Fancher, his sisters, Mary Fetz and Jo Annette Fancher; his nieces and nephews, Tony (Cindy) Apple, Time (Julie) Apple, Mike (Diane) Apple, Jimmy Apple, Johnny (Jessica) Apple, Ricky Fetz, Chuck (Amanda) Montgomery, Gary (Rhonda) Montgomery, Brandy Michali, Troy Denton; and 18 great-nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m., with Brother Jason Denton officiating at Denbo Funeral Home in English.

Visitation will be held on Saturday May 4, from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Wickliffe Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Denbo Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

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