George Leslie “Les” Fickett, 67, of Toutle, Washington, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loved ones Friday, March 19, 2021, after battling cancer.
Les was born April 7, 1953, and raised in Toutle. He joined the U.S. Army at age 17 and bravely served in the Vietnam War. Les was an active member of the VFW in Toutle, and served in several leadership roles, including Post Commander, Quarter Master, and Trustee. He spent his retirement years doing what he loved most, hunting and fishing with his best friends Herb, Tom, and Ted. He volunteered many hours of service in the community as an instructor teaching hunter’s safety courses and volunteering at the Toutle Lake School greenhouse.
Most importantly, Les was an easy to love man who was dedicated to his family & friends. He would never hesitate to give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. In his easygoing nature, you would find him in jeans, socks and sandals at every special event. Close family and friends knew him for his exemplary pie-making ability and beautiful hand-made cribbage boards. Les also shared his love of woodworking, learned from his father George, with the ones he loved.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Ely Fickett.
He is survived by his wife, Holly Fickett; son, Oly Fickett; daughter, Bailey Spingola (Rob); grandson, Robert Spingola; his mother, Barbara Conrad (Clayton); and 4 brothers, Lewis, Roger, Ricky and Lance.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1 PM Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Silver Lake Cemetery. Due to Covid-19, the family will be unable to have a reception following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any donations made in Les Fickett’s honor to Community Home Health and Hospice of Longview (1000 12th Ave, Longview, WA 98632).
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Hubbards Funeral Home in Castle Rock, Washington.