Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)


February 25, 2013

Lewis John "Johnny" Patrick Fankell


02/25/13 — Lewis John “Johnny” Patrick Fankell

Johnny Fankell, 17, of Grayson, passed away on Feb. 23, 2013, due to an automobile accident.

He was born on Jan. 31, 1996, in Ashland. He is survived by his parents, Thomas and Rachel (Burton) Fankell of Grayson.

He was a junior at East Carter High School. He was a member of the East Carter varsity baseball, junior varsity basketball and of the Future Farmers of America. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was active in the youth group at the Maranatha Bible Church in Webbville where he was a member.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, John Burton. 

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Tommy Ray Fankell of Grayson; maternal grandmother, Flora Burton of Hitchins; paternal grandparents, Elwood and Patricia Fankell of Grayson; and six aunts, Cindy (Chester) Gowen of Waverly, Ohio, Pollyanna (Ronnie) Rogers and Faith (Brian) McDavid, both of Grayson, Johnda (Frank) Hager of Ashland, Cathy Fankell of Lexington and Glenna (J. Paul) Wyley. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Morgan Rivers, and her parents, Bobby and Cindy Rivers of Olive Hill, and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Harold D. Holbrook Athletic Complex, East Carter High School, Grayson, with Bradley Cotton and Jesse Fyffe, ministers.

Burial will follow in the John and Flora Burton Cemetery, Hitchins.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Harold D. Holbrook Athletic Complex, East Carter High School.

Arrangements are under the care of Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson.

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