Arleigh Fikes Obituary, Death – Arleigh Fikes breathed his last breath on December 20, 2022 in the hamlet of Cooperstown, New York. He was 87 years old. At the time of his passing, he was embraced by his devoted family members on both sides. His permanent address was at Burlington Flats, where he had been living. On June 8, 1935, Arleigh Fikes was born in the city of Utica in the state of New York.
Before their son was born, both of his parents, Charles and Cecilia (Lamanque), had passed away. He was their only child. Arleigh was their only child together. Before he did, both of his parents and his brother, Frederick Fikes, had already crossed over to the other side. He was the final member of his family to leave this world.
His wife Janet Fikes of Burlington Flats, his son Terry Fikes and his wife Nanette of Burlington Flats, his daughter Cindi Sue Mancino and her husband Phil of Rome, his sister Gail Wheelock and her husband James of West Winfield, his grandchildren Steven (Dawn) Patafie, Kevin (Alicia Diamond) Patafie, Cassandra (Jared) Popiel, and Matthew (Ashley) Fikes, and his great grandchildren also survive (Fikes).
Not only does he leave behind his children and other relatives, but he also leaves behind his nieces, nephews, and other members of his extended family and circle of friends.
Throughout the course of his life, Arleigh made a variety of important contributions to the community in a variety of different ways. As a bus driver for the Edmeston School District, he spent more than half of his working life providing transportation for the district’s pupils.
In addition to that, he was a Livestock Dealer, a former Town Supervisor and Justice for the Town of Burlington, an employee of DairyLee, the owner of Fikes Farm Supply in Edmeston, and he was a hobby farmer who raised horses, beef cattle, goats, and sheep. He was also a justice for the Town of Burlington. In addition to that, he served as a justice for the Town of Burlington.
The most enjoyable activity for him was going with his family to different horse events all around the United States. T
hey had several magnificent Appaloosa horses, and they presented them at the exhibitions. In subsequent years, they became interested in the activities of raising Percheron Draft Horses, displaying them, and parading them in parades. Participants in the Burlington Flats Memorial Day Parade have traditionally been required to ride horses ever since he and Janet launched the practice in the middle of the 1950s.
This custom has been carried on right up till the present day without any break in continuity. In his younger years, he was a highly active participant in rodeos, and during these competitions, he rode bareback on both horses and bulls. In addition, he was a champion bull rider. He rode bulls and horses more than any other animals in his life. His previous positions include President of the New York State Draft Horse Association and Director of the Empire Appaloosa Association, both of which he has held in the past.
Along with that, he served on the judging panel for the New York State Draft Horse Show.
He has put in a significant amount of time serving the Masonic brotherhood, of which he is a member. Some of his favorite hobbies to pass the time in his spare time included going hunting, playing golf, and riding snowmobiles. Arleigh took a lot of pleasure in reminiscing with his family and other friends about the myriad of exciting adventures that he and his closest friends had participated in during the course of their time together in the past.
These reminiscences took place over the course of their time spent together in the past.
Calling hours will be conducted at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church on Arnold Road in Burlington Flats on Tuesday, December 27th, beginning at one o’clock in the afternoon and continuing until three o’clock in the afternoon. The church may be found in Burlington Flats. As soon as the aftermath of the catastrophe is clear, the church is where the funeral rites will be held for the deceased.
At some point during the spring, Burlington Flats Cemetery will play host to the funeral services, after which the body will be laid to rest there.