Clynn G. “Red” Fosnaught, LCDR USNR-Ret.
February 19, 1921 ‒ February 23, 2016
Black Mountain, North Carolina
Formerly of Delaware, Ohio
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.com