Hometown: Martins Ferry, OH (High)
Date of Birth: March 6, 1897
Date of Death: April 1, 1974
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Game by Game Statistics
Kentucky Career Notes:
Multi-Sport Player [Football]
Transferred from Marietta
Post-UK Career Notes:
Served in the Military
Obituary - Fred Fest Dies, Rites Wednesday, The Weston (WV) Democrat (April 3, 1974)
Fred William Fest, 77, of 508 Court Ave died Monday, April 1, at 6 a.m. at his home following an unexpected illness.
He was born in Winchester, KY March 6, 1897, a son of the late George M and Alberta Johnson Fest.
He was married to Loraine Woodford Fest, who survives, along with one son Fred William Fest Jr., Little Washington, PA, one twin sister, Mrs. Fred (Anna) Campbell, St. Clairsville, Ohio, four grandchildren.
Mr. Fest was an outstanding basketball player at Martins Ferry High school and was captain of the team and was salutatorian of his class. He attended Marietta college one year and spent three years at the University of Kentucky where he played both sports. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in mechanical engineering.
He continued his athletic career after graduating from Kentucky by playing professional football with Duluth, Green Bay, Cleveland, Canton, Massillion, Akron and Wheeling.
During World War I, Mr. Fest was also a two team player. He served with the U.S. Army Engineers and also in the U.S. Navy Mine Force.
He was one of the founders of the Weston Sanitary Board, was a past president of the Weston Rotary club and the Weston Chamber of Commerce. He was a registered professional engineer in West Virginia.
Mr. Fest began his career with the Equitable Gas company in November of 1923 as a cadet engineer. He served as superintendent of production and transportation over all of West Virginia. At the time of his retirement on April 5, 1962, he was superintendent of Division K in Weston.
He was a member of Weston Lodge NO 10, AF and AM; Clarksburg Lodge of Perfection and Clarksburg Chapter Knights of Rose Croix. He was a member of the Wheeling Consistory, Nemesis Shrine Temple Parkersburg, the Lewis County Shrine club, the VFW Post NO 1976, Weston, and the United Methodist church at Martins Ferry, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, from the Floyd Funeral home with the Rev. Denes Tamas officiating. Interment will be in the Weston Masonic cemetery with Weston Lodge No 10, AF & AM in charge of graveside services.