North of Bells
October 18, 2009
DENISON - Richard Laverne Fitch, 74, went to his heavenly
home Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 at Texoma Medical Center.
Mr. Fitch was born Nov. 14, 1934 in Denison, the son of Homer and
Eva Edna (Hanna) Fitch. Richard started work at an early age at Dalton
Garage, later known as Burris Garage. Then he owned and operated Richard's
salvage for three years. He later worked and retired from Kawneer. Richard
loved race cars and camping. He will be greatly missed by all who knew
and loved him.
Mr. Fitch is survived by his loving family, wife, Wanda Fitch of
Denison; son, David Fitch and wife, Cathie of Denison; daughters, Kathryn
Mercer and husband, Joe of Kemp, Okla., Eva Auldridge of Denison, and Terry
Fitch of Denison; grandchildren, Terry Ray Fitch and wife, Kristine of
Denison, Judy Mercer of Lewisville, Amy Mercer of Carrolton, Jeremy Auldridge
of Bells, Sherry Beshirs and husband, Joel of Platter, Okla., and Jason
Fitch and wife, Sara of Denison; great-grandchildren, Courtney Fitch, Kaley
Fitch, Samantha Fitch, Zayden Fitch and Jacob Beshirs; sister, Pauline
Scherr and husband, Ralph of North Dakota; stepsister, Frances Hornburger
of Denison; sister-in-law, Dolly Fitch; several nieces and nephews. He
was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Juanita Bass and husband
Jack; brother, Kenneth Fitch.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 at
Hebron Baptist Church with Rev. Houston Garner officiating. Interment will
follow at Hebron Cemetery. Family visitation will be held from 2 -4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 at Fisher Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home, located
at 604 W. Main, Denison.