Roy H. Fencl, 86, Washington, died Friday, August 2, 2019 at Centennial Homestead Nursing Home, Washington, Kansas. A graveside funeral service will be 11 a..m., Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Haddam City Cemetery, Haddam, Kansas. Roy was born at Haddam, Kan. on May 14, 1933 to Henry and Agnes (Neidar) Fencl. He attended school at Haddam and joined the Army. He was a corporal and a jumpmaster in the service. After Roy was discharged, he owned a concrete business in Bakersfield, Calif. He was a hard worker, working sun-up to sun-down. He owned a bar on Taft Highway and raised cattle. Roy was very sociable and loved visiting with people and telling stories of his life. In his early years, he was an amateur boxer and boxed against Cassius Clay. In Bakersfield, is a road named after him, Fencl Court. He always said it was between him and Buck Owens and he got the road name. Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Henry Fencl, Jr., Gary Fencl, Jim Fencl, Don Fencl and Wayne Fencl; and sister, Mary Ann Griffin. Survivors include sisters, Lora Simmons, Newton, Peggy Svanda, Carol (A.O.) Small, both of Washington, Sharon Fencl, Clay Center; brothers, Joseph Fencl, Washington, Roger Fencl, Sand Springs, OK; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial fund is established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, Washington.
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