The following obituary for Jackie Fargo was published today…
CHINA GROVE – Jackie Fargo, pro-wrestling legend “The Fabulous One,” died on June 24, 2013, surrounded by his family and friends.
Born in Concord on June 26, 1930, he was the son of the late Lewis and Delmer Swink Faggart.
Fargo began his career with his brother, Roughhouse, and was famous for wrestling primarily with the National Wrestling Alliance in the 1950s, continuing into the 1970s. He held tag team gold championships 45 times throughout his career and originated the famous “Fargo Strut,” still implemented today by wrestlers, including Ric Flair, Jeff Jarrett and The Fabulous Ones.
Included in his lengthy wrestling career, he was awarded the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship three times. Fargo was also credited for launching many careers such as Jerry “The King” Lawler. Fargo was inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2009.
Retired in the late 1980s, Jackie maintained close relationships wit...