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John Charles Fetters

John Charles Fetters, 71, of Wheelersburg died August 6, 2021, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born in Ironton and was the son of the late Charles and Doris Fetters. He was a graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in agriculture education. At OSU he served as president of the Agriculture Education Society and pianist for the Ag Choir.

After college John served briefly in the US Army and for six years in the Army Reserve. He taught school for the Ironton City Schools for 11 years. He retired after a long career as County Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency, serving Scioto, Lawrence, and Pike Counties. John had a passion for farming and working with the farmers in the area.

John was a member of the Harrison Free Will Baptist Church, where he served as teacher and deacon. He currently attended Minford Bible Baptist Church.

John is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Sue, his son, Aaron (Colleen) of Evanston, IL, grandson, Paxton, and one uncle, Jim (Mary Lou) Corn of Ironton.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 11, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Erwin Dodson Allen Funeral Home in Minford. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 12, 2021 at the funeral home with Pastor Brett McGraw officiating with visitation an hour before the service. Internment will be in Bennett Cemetery in Minford. Online condolences may be sent to



  1. Scott Gaffney on August 12, 2021 at 10:55 am

    I learned a lot about the weather from him and almost pursued a meteorology career based on that.

  2. Dottie Malone Sensabaugh on August 12, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    This man was a great teacher. He was very encouraging to get you to apply yourself in your studies. I was very thankful to have
    Crossed paths with him.

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