Richard H. Fitton Jr. of Clermont, Florida met Jesus face to face on July 3, 2018. He was 99 years old. Richard was born November 10, 1918 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He graduated from Wilson High School and was in The U.S. Army from 1941 thru the end of WW2. He was a Staff Sergeant and fought in The Invasion, Battle of The Bulge and thru the European Theater into Germany. He loved the game of Basketball and was quite a player as a youth and in the Army. His nickname was “Wonder” Fitton. He was employed at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for 32 years in the Shipfitter Shop. Richard loved his God and family faithfully.
Richard is predeceased by his parents, Mr.& Mrs. R.H. Fitton, Sr., by his son Spencer Wayne Fitton; and by his sister, Gertrude L. Seed.
He is survived by his wife Erslie Bell Fitton also of Clermont, FL; by his daughter Cynthia Fitton Estes and her husband, Robert E. Estes, of Clermont, FL; by his son David M. Fitton and his wife, Deborah White Fitton, of Margate, FL. Richard had 6 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
A celebration of his life service will be held at 11:30 am at the South Florida National Veterans Cemetery in Lake Worth, Florida on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 11:30 am.