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Dr. Forrest R. Fightmaster

Dr. Forrest R. Fightmaster, known by “Fight” or “Forry” to many, departed this life on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at his home in Paris, Kentucky surrounded by loving family. He was born on July 15, 1949, in Raton, New Mexico, to the late Joe B. and Betty Larmer Fightmaster. He was the obstinate, but doting husband, of Nancye Speakes Fightmaster, his high school sweetheart, whom he married on May 22, 1971.

Fight was a 1967 graduate of Bourbon County High School and a 1979 graduate from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He opened his dental practice in October of 1979, retired in July 2011, and loved most of his patients throughout those 32 years.

Dr. Fightmaster served for 29 years on the Board of Blue Grass Federal Savings and Loan.
In his spare time, Fight enjoyed watching television, especially Jeopardy, The Andy Griffith Show and American Pickers. He was a perfectionist when it came to wood-working and lawn maintenance. He loved being outside, spending time on the farm and all animals, especially his beloved dogs.

Along with his wife, Nancye, he is survived by his two daughters, Sarah Elizabeth Fightmaster and Megan Anne Fightmaster (Stephen); a sister, Linda F. Soper; a grandson Thomas E. Bensberg, IV, his “sugar baby” for which he wrote numerous jingles; a sister-in-law, Kaye Edwards; a cousin, Nancye Preston Fightmaster; three nieces, Adrienne (Phil) Hanna, Kari (Danial) Junkin, and Shelley (Tim) Ketter; a nephew, Kent (Lauren) Edwards; two great nieces, Eden Grace Junkin and Arabella Ketter; and a great nephew, Holden Ketter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Fightmaster, and brothers-in-law, Harold Soper and David Edwards.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, January 26, 2024, at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with Rev. Rachelle Holmes and Rev. Jeff Bell officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Paris Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), 6 Legion Rd, Paris, KY 40361.

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