Rev. Homer Fagues, 85, died Wednesday, Dec. 19 at the Hazard ARH medical center.
He was born June 22, 1927 in Perry County, the son of the late David Fagues and the late Carrie Ross Fagues, and was also preceded in death by his grandson, Brandon Cockrell; brothers Raymond, Roland, and Elmer; and sisters Beulah Keaton and Geneva Browning.
He was a life-long resident of Perry County, a member of the Tribbey Church of God, was a licensed minister with the Church of God, and was avid with a nursing home ministry. He was retired from Pet Dairy, and was also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Homer was a diehard U.K. fan, a basketball player for the Combs High School, a referee and baseball coach. Homer enjoyed family dinners and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine Fagues of Bulan; son Shane “Spanky” O’Brien of Bulan; daughter Kyla Cockrell and David of Bulan; sisters Opal Shelton of Columbus, Ohio and Lola Mae Combs of Lotts Creek; step-children Frankie Smith and Pattie of Combs, Gail Smith of Hazard, Willie Smith and wife Karen of Big Creek, Nora Reaves and husband Wendell of Lexington, and Angie Hall and husband Wendell of Upper Second Creek; grandchildren Jolene Jett and husband Rocky, and Kasey Cockrell; granddaughter-in-law Kelly Cockrell; 17 step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren – Kobe and Morgan Cockrell; 21 step-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home on East Main Street with Johnny Ambrose and Karen Campbell officiating. The interment will follow in the Hardburly Mountain Community Cemetery at Hardburly. The visitation will be at the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home on Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Military rites will be performed by the Hazard-Perry County D.A.V. Chapter No. 64.