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John Fitzwater

11 May 2004

John Edward Fitzwater, 58, departed this life at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 9, 2004, at his residence at state Route 92 in Belington. Death was sudden and unexpected.

He was born May 26, 1945, in Belington, the son of the late William (Bill) and Lula Pearl Kittle Fitzwater. On June 14, 1970, at Philippi, he was united in marriage to the former Carla Kay Nestor who survives at their home in Belington.

Mr. Fitzwater is also survived by one son, John Todd Fitzwater and wife, Char, of Kasson; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Carl and Imogene Nestor of Philippi; two sisters, Mary E. Carper and husband, Gary, and Carolyn Sue Wolfe and husband, Dorsey, all of Belington; and one granddaughter, Sidney Louise Fitzwater. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by one brother, David E. Fitzwater.

Mr. Fitzwater attended the schools of Barbour County, was a Vietnam-era veteran serving in the United States Marines from 1966 to 1968, a member of the Belington Masonic Lodge 125 AF & AM, a member of the Tygart Valley Royal Arch Masons 39, Tygart Valley Post 3647 VFW in Elkins, and American Legion Post 29 in Belington. He had worked as a heavy equipment operator most of his adult life and was a Protestant by faith.

Friends will be received from the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and on Thursday until 2 p.m., the funeral hour, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home parlor with the Rev. Kenny Kendall officiating. Interment will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery near Belington where the Belington Masonic Lodge will conduct ritualistic graveside services.

The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. John Edward Fitzwater.

Added Oct. 11, 2006

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