Clynn G. “Red” Fosnaught, LCDR USNR-Ret.

February 19, 1921 ‒ February 23, 2016

Black Mountain, North Carolina
Formerly of Delaware, Ohio

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Clynn G. “Red” Fosnaught, LCDR USNR-Ret, formerly of Delaware and Columbus passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Givens Highland Farms of Black Mountain, N. C. just 4 days following his 95th birthday.

A proud member of The Greatest Generation, he was born in East Palestine, Ohio on February 19, 1921 to the late Ray and Gladys (Failer) Fosnaught.

In 1942 he would marry Alice (Cornwell) together they shared 57 years, mostly on the North end of Columbus. There they raised their family and shared in all the good that life brought their way. Sadly she died in 2000.

He worked as a flight instructor with Lane Aviation before serving his Country as a US Navy veteran during WW II. His Navy career would span 38 years until his retirement from the service in 1981. Red as he became known was a member of the Retired Officers Assoc., The Officers Assoc., Assoc. of Naval Aviation, and the Silver Eagle Assoc.

For 36 years worked as a metal sales associate with Williams and Company in Columbus. Detailed and true gentleman with a friendly nature he was also member of Grace Brethren Church and a former resident of the Willow Brook Christian Community in Delaware. He was a current member of the First Baptist Church of Swannanoa, N.C.

In marrying his second wife Rosalyn C. (Mellore) in 2007 he found happiness once again and moved to Ashville, N.C. where she survives as do son: Craig (Lyn) Fosnaught of Tyler, TX; daughters: Lynn Fosnaught of Modesto, CA, Jane (Robert) Ogden of Butler, PA; 2 grandsons Mark (Tina) & Brent (Katy) Fosnaught; great-grandson: Billy.

Services will be held 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR36), Delaware, Pastor Darrell Anderson officiating, with military honors at the conclusion of the funeral home services. Interment will follow in Dola Cemetery in Hardin County.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Answers in Genesis, P.O. Box 510, Hebron, KY 41048, Institute for Creation Research, P.O. Box 59029, Dallas, TX 75229, or First Baptist Church of Swannanoa, 503 Park St., Swannanoa, N. C. 28778.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.comsilver eagle assoc

  • God Bless/RIP. A heartfelt Thank YOU for your service in WWII.The USA would NOT be as it is today. I treasure the freedoms for which YOU fought for,in The United States Navy. Retiring in 1981,with 38 years of service,LCDR. Fosnaught. Fair winds and following seas. Semper Fortus…………………………..YOU are “ONE of THE Greatest Generations”…………………………. And Semper Fi. SIR

  • Uncle Red
    Sorry to lose you. Your in a better place. Our most sincerest condolences to the family.
    Linda and Knowles

  • It has been the fondest of experiences for the past 39 years for me to be your son-in-law. Your example of Christian love demonstrated to all of your family in all of the many times spent together will live on in me and all of your family with only the fondest of memories. You are now with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and I am sure he loves having you there . Robert (Bob) Ogden Butler Pa.

  • Uncle Red you were such a fine man and gentleman. You raised a great family. Peace be with you. Greg and Kathy Cornwell

  • We enjoyed getting to know Red years ago in our Sunday School class at Delaware Grace. Enjoyed his comments and stories. Our condolences to his family. God blessed him with a long life here on earth and now he has joined our savior for eternity. We will meet again someday!