Thursday, August 21, 2008

RIP: Sonny "Roughouse" Fargo

I've seen it listed on a few websites tonight that Sonny "Roughouse" Fargo passed away around 9pm Wed. Not a lot of info on it, but I have heard that over the past few years Sonny was having serious complications from diabetes.

For many years Sonny worked as a referee in the Mid-Atlantic states for Jim Crockett Promotions. Whenever he’d get a vacation, he would show up in Memphis to help his brother, Jackie Fargo.

I can remember when Jackie Fargo would warn his opponents that they were in for some trouble because he was going to go check Sonny out of the “nuthouse”, bring him down to the ring that Monday night and let him loose. Sonny always had the Memphis fans laughing.