Fredrick Warren Targett, 86, of Brazil, died at noon on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at Cloverleaf Healthcare.
He was born Nov. 14, 1916, in Staunton, Ind. He was the son of Oliver and Edith Mitcher Targett. He was a graduate of Staunton High School. He married Dorothy Glossman on Nov. 25, 1942. She preceded Warren in death on Oct. 29, 1996.
During World War II he joined the U.S. Army in 1943. He served until February of 1946 in the Air Tech Service Command as an airplane and engine mechanic, specializing in maintenance of aircraft propellers and bombsights. Upon return from his military service, he worked a maintenance as a mechanic at the American Vitrified Plant in Brazil, and at Rose Hulman, until his retirement.
He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans association and attended the First Christian Church of Staunton. He enjoyed woodworking and working in his garden.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, an infant son, Robert Warren Targett; three sisters, Isabel Targett, Florence Huff, and Helen Targett; and two brothers, Walter and James H. Targett.
He is survived by three daughters, Mary Lou McGranahan and husband Don, of Brazil, Ruth Ann Smith and Husband Jim of Columbus, Ind., and Sandra Kay Tipton and husband Roy of Brazil; one son, Donald E. Targett and wife Jana of Brazil; one sister, Sarah M. Wheat of Brazil, and two brothers, Robert Targett of Brazil and Paul Targett of Staunton.
Warren is also survived by ten grandchildren; Brian D. Smith, Debra L. Himes, Rebecca S. Smith, Karen M. Vitz, Kristi M. Summers, Susan E. McGranahan, Scott E. McGranahan, Amy D. Miller, Lori N. Lucas, and Emily C. Targett, and two step-grandchildren, Haly A. and Brock R. Modisitt. Six great grandchildren also survive him.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. Randy Slavens officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 2 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1127.
Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of the Wabash Valley. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and address information can be found at www.moorefuneralhome.us.