Alderson-Donnie Peter “Happy” Fick, 81, passed peacefully in his home in Riverside Rest on Monday, Mar. 21, 2022, surrounded by family.
Happy was, first and foremost, a family man. His wife, Patricia Fick, was always by his side, as were his daughters, Alyson, Anna, Megan, and Kim. Happy loved to be with his girls and their families to enjoy playing with grandchildren, music, good food, and laughter.
Happy was a man of varied interests, always active and athletic. A life-long learner, no craft or art form was out of his capability to attempt and study. His family and friends treasure the many handmade gifts that they received, including pottery, stained glass, jewelry, clothing, and paintings. His most famous hobby was baking, and he loved to bake bread for any special occasion.
Traveling was one of his favorite activities, especially to the beach to swim in the ocean but, after so many decades living in the mountains of West Virginia, he was always glad to come home. A legacy of being a loving husband, good father, friend to many, and member of the community are lasting memories of this wonderful man.
In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting a donation to the Alderson Public Library, 115 Walnut Avenue, Alderson, WV 24910 or the Monroe County Public Library, 303 S. Main Street, Union, WV 24983.
In keeping with his wishes, his body was cremated.
Lantz Funeral Home, Alderson was in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at Lantzfuneralhome.com