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Arleigh Fikes, 87
June 8, 1935 – December 20, 2022
BURLINGTON FLATS – Arleigh Fikes, 87, of Burlington Flats, handed away December 20, 2022 in Cooperstown, NY surrounded by his loving household.
Arleigh was born on June 8, 1935 in Utica, NY the son of the late Charles and Cecilia (Lamanque) Fikes. Along with his mother and father, he was predeceased by a brother Frederick Fikes.
Arleigh wore many hats over his lifetime. He was a bus driver for the Edmeston College District for almost 50 years, a Livestock Vendor, former City Supervisor and Justice for the City of Burlington, an worker of DairyLee, owned Fikes Farm Provide in Edmeston, and a pastime farmer elevating horses, beef cattle, goats, and sheep.
He was most captivated with touring the nation along with his household exhibiting Appaloosa horses. To this present day, the custom they began within the mid 1950s, of driving horses within the Burlington Flats Memorial Day Parade has continued. Later they raised, confirmed and took part in parades with Percheron Draft Horses.
In his early years, he participated in rodeos, driving bareback horses and bulls. He was a Director for the Empire Appaloosa Affiliation and the previous President of the New York State Draft Horse Affiliation. Arleigh was additionally a very long time member of the Masons.
He’s survived by his spouse Janet Fikes of Burlington Flats, a son Terry (Nanette) Fikes of Burlington Flats, a daughter Cindi Sue (Phil) Mancino of Rome, a sister Gail (James) Wheelock of West Winfield, grandchildren Steven (Daybreak) Patafie, Kevin (Alicia Diamond) Patafie, Cassandra (Jared) Popiel, and Matthew (Ashley) Fikes, nice grandchildren Peyton and Rocky Patafie, Cole and Jade Popiel, and Carter and Levi Malmquist. He’s additionally survived by nieces, nephews, and plenty of particular associates.
Calling hours can be Tuesday December 27th from 1:00 PM to three:00 PM on the Burlington Flats Baptist Church, Arnold Street in Burlington Flats. Funeral providers will instantly observe on the church. Spring interment can be in Burlington Flats Cemetery.
Donations will be made to Nephcure Kidney Worldwide at www.Nephcure.org/getinvolved/ways-to-give, Associates of Bassett, 1 Atwell Street Cooperstown, NY 13326 indicating Dialysis Unit donations, or the Edmeston Rescue Squad.
The household want to lengthen a particular Thank You to Dr. Eric Knight and the Basset Dialysis Unit for his or her long-term compassionate care and to the Edmeston Emergency Squad for his or her kindness and care.
Preparations are with Delker and Terry Funeral House 30 South Road Edmeston, NY. To ship condolences, go to www.Delkerterryfh.com or Delker and Terry Funeral House on Fb.
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