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Richard H. Fitton, Jr.
  • November 10, 1918
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  • July 03, 2018

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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.


South Florida National Cemetery
6501 SR 7, Lake Worth, FL 33449
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Date & Time:
July 20, 2018 at 11:30 AM

South Florida National Cemetery
6501 SR 7, Lake Worth, FL 33449
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  1. Loretta R. Seed says:
    11 Aug 2018
    David, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad passing away. I haven't checked my emails for a while. I loved your Dad and Mom so much. They were wonderful and a God loving couple. I know you are going to miss your Dad greatly. Please give my condolences to your Mom. Loretta Seed

  2. Georgia Lineback lit a candle:
    18 Jul 2018
    Lit since July 18, 2018 at 7:36:11 AM

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    17 Jul 2018
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  4. Bill Amos says:
    17 Jul 2018
    My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Fitton family and friends. I know Richard was a hero to many and he will be dearly missed. May he be blessed with eternal peace in heaven.

  5. Bill Watson lit a candle:
    12 Jul 2018
    Lit since July 12, 2018 at 7:09:20 PM

  6. Bill Watson says:
    12 Jul 2018
    I've known Mr. Fitton since is was 5 years old and I'm now 70. I can honestly say with out a doubt that he was one of the finest men that I have ever known. He was like the "Neighborhood Dad". He was so kind to all of us kids and he always took time to speak to us. I was lucky enough to live just a half a block away when I was a kid and I bought a house right behind he and Mrs. Fitton when I got married. Our back doors faced each other for 20 years and what wonderful friends and neighbors they were ! If anyone would have a place in Heaven, That would be Mr. Fitton ! I'll really miss you, Go with God, He needs a good man !

  7. Barbara Childress says:
    12 Jul 2018
    Dear David & Deb,

    I am truly sorry for your loss.
    Dave, your dad was an amazing, Godly man.
    All of us have been touched by his presence here on earth.
    May your cherished memories help ease the sadness you are feeling.
    Love you both,,,,Barb Childress

  8. John Miloscia MD says:
    12 Jul 2018
    Rest in Peace, Richard. It was a privilege to help care for you for these past few years, but it was an honor to know you. Thank you for all you have given to our country.

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