Fenton Stuart “Stu” Flying, 42, of Cherokee, passed away on April 23, 2014 at the Mission Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville following a brief illness.
Stu was also known as Ho’neoxhaaespse (Brave Wolf) among his Northern Cheyenne family and was born to the late Fenton Byrd Flying and Dorothy Yvonne (Hornbuckle) Flying. Stu was a quiet man with a big heart, but at times had you laughing at his quick quips and clever rmarks! He was formally educated holding a master’s degree in business administration and most recently worked for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians as a risk analyst. Stu was a member of the Whittier Church of Jesus Christ of the Latterday Saints.
He is survived by his sisters, Cheyenne Autumn Flying and Janene Lynn Flying; aunts, Lynda Fortner, Phyllis Ashenfelter, Gracia Harrison, Lillian Littlejohn, and Nancy Hornbuckle of Cherokee; family in Montana, Pauline Flying St. Pierre, Mary Jane Flying and Oliver Flying; nephews, Tristin flying, Robert Rattler and Domnick Flying.
Stu is preceded in death by grandparents, Lawerence Flying and Betty Nora Flying,Thurman Hornbuckle and Luvenia Hornbuckle; uncles, Thurman Hornbuckle II and John Paul Flying.
A visitation was held Saturday, April 26 at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints of Whittier where Stu’s body remained till the hour of service on Sunday, April 27. Bishop Dan Cutler officiated the services and immediately following the funeral, a burial took place in the Hornbuckle Family Cemetery off Old Mormon Church Rd. The friends and family acted as Pall Bearers.
Long House Funeral Home assisted with the final arrangments.